Could You Be a Violent Ideologist?

A new 18-page proposal shows the Obama administration plans to have teachers and mental health professionals intervene to help prevent people from turning to violent ideologies. Under the new guidelines, “local intervention teams” made up of mental health professionals, faith-based groups, educators and community leaders will assess the needs of individuals showing signs of converting to a violent ideology.

The policy also calls on the Justice Department to develop rehabilitation strategies that could include using former converts to violence as counselors for those convicted of terrorism. Prosecutors would still have a role in prevention efforts under the new policy, including arranging after-school programs, but they would not be allowed to use those settings for intelligence gathering.

Throughout this entire proposal, the term “violent ideologies” is not defined, making this a possible danger to certain segments of the public. After all the Progressive media is blaming a recent firebombing of a North Carolina Republican Party office over the weekend on Donald Trump supporters.

And for those who refuse to believe the Progressive media is against Trump supporters’ know that the latest batch of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks reveals that Hillary Clinton confided in aides that she was “upset” by a “continued bad relationship” with what the campaign described as “our press.” This is further forwarded when you learn that newspapers with a circulation of at least 50,000 favor Clinton by a count of 68 to zero.

Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 of them have endorsed Clinton. Meanwhile, five have recommend Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, two advise voting for anybody but Trump and seven papers offer no endorsement at all.

Clinton Emails Show ‘Free Speech’ in Jeopardy

An email dump recently released by Wikileaks reveals that in 2009 as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton refused to help talk show host Michael Savage, after he was banned from travelling to the United Kingdom. The UK forbid Savage from visiting because authorities claimed his speech, based on his anti-Islamic radical point of view, might spark violence.

Further, the emails show that Hillary thinks Savage should suffer the same fate, here in America. It also proves how dangerous a Hillary Clinton administration would be to the U.S. Constitution.

From: Donoghue, Joan E
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 9:38 AM
To: Sullivan, Jacob J; Mills, Cheryl D; Crowley, Philip 3; Kennedy, Patrick F
Cc: Olson, Peter M; Conklin, Maegan L; Malin, Mary Catherine
Subject: Savage holding pattern and next steps

This is what L staff, in coordination with EUR, have said to Savage’s lawyer: The demarche was delivered Friday in London, to FCO and Home Office officials. The Embassy passed your letter to them, drawing their attention in particular to Mr. Savage’s statement that he had never advocated violence and that his statements had never instigated violence. The British officials said that, given Mr. Savage’s legal action in the UK, Treasury solicitors would contact his legal representatives directly to provide details of the comments that had given rise to the decision to exclude him.


From: Cheryl Mills
To: Sullivan, Jacob 1 Cc:
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 3:52 PM
Subject: FW: Savage holding pattern and next steps

On Michael Savage:

Joan wanted everyone to clearly understand before any further discussion occurred with UK that Savage’s exclusion could also have occurred under our legal regime so to the extent we want to suggest to UK that his exclusion on free speech grounds is inappropriate (or any thing of that like) that we should understand we may appear slightly hypocritical given our legal regime and actions.

From: H <>
To: ‘’ 
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2009 4:55 PM
Re: Savage holding pattern and next steps

Joan makes good points. Let’s hold on doing anything until we all talk.

What makes this so nefarious is that the Progressive media is talking about everything but this and acting as if the same could never happen to them.

California Recycling Cops Bust Aluminum Smuggling Ring

The California Department of Justice has arrested 11 people in connection with two recycling fraud investigations, involving Reno-to-Sacramento area routes. They claim that each case involved the collection, illegal transport, and fraudulent redemption of out-of-state used beverage containers through the California Redemption Value program.

During the course of two investigations, agents observed multiple loads of used beverage containers being loaded into rented moving trucks in Reno. The suspects took the material across state lines using routes designed to avoid required stops at the checkpoint in Truckee.

In June, CalRecycle says search warrants were served at two Sacramento locations, and at one location in Carson City. The suspects face charges of conspiracy, felony recycling fraud and grand theft auto.

Meanwhile, as the State protects its citizens from recycling fraud, Progressive elites in Sacrament are moving ahead with a plan to allow illegal aliens to obtain Obamacare.

The Truth About Trump’s Nevada Pronunciation

Years ago my high school journalism teacher told me, “Reporting is really nothing more than gathering the facts and telling the truth. The rest is simply the mechanics of writing it down in an understandable format.”

Oh, if it were really all that simple these days…

“New York native Donald Trump’s latest campaign swing through Nevada included a so-called ‘lecture’ to supporters at a rally in Reno about the correct way to pronounce the name of their state. He insists its ‘Neh-VAH-da.’

“During a rally in Reno, Donald Trump committed one of Nevada’s deadliest political sins – he mispronounced the state’s name.”

“At a campaign rally in Reno, Donald Trump pronounces “Nevada” incorrectly while explaining to the crowd how to pronounce it.”

Those are but a sample of story ledes filed by so-called ‘journalists’ who claimed to have been at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Wednesday afternoon to report on Trump’s speech. It’s obvious that they’re in the gutter for Hillary Clinton once it’s learned Trump pronounced Nevada correctly within the first 11 words he spoke.

Trump brought up all the particulars that have filled his campaign speeches, stadiums and arenas in the past, including immigration, taxes, regulations, trade, national debt, refugees, veterans, Obamacare and the 2nd Amendment. However, very little of this made the various news outlets, locally, regionally or nationally.

What the Progressive media doesn’t want you to know is that when Trump first mentioned Clinton’s name, the crowd of nearly 3,000 people broke out in a chant, saying: “Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!”

This is why Hillary’s lapdogs, the Progressive media smear Trump at every turn.

Court Rules States Must Accept Syrian Refugees

A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that states that refuse to resettle Syrian Muslim refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination. Judge Richard Posner, writing for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, claims there’s no evidence that these Muslims are more dangerous than other refugees.

Judge Posner claimed he had discovered no evidence in the public record of any Syrian refugees who have been arrested or prosecuted for terrorist acts in the U.S. Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups cheered the judge’s decision, saying it reaffirms the U.S. commitment to refugees.

Posner didn’t address the case of Sacramento, California resident Aws Younis Mohammed Al-Jayab, who is charged by federal authorities with returning to Syria to fight for the terror group Ansar al-Islam. Though Al-Jayab is an Iraqi, he was approved as a refugee while living in Syria in 2012.

A number of states balked last year when President Obama announced he wanted to accept some 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016. The administration blew past that goal, with a final tally of 12,587 Syrians as of Friday, which marked the last day of the fiscal year.

President Obama has set a goal for resettling 110,000 refugees total in 2017 — up from 85,000 the previous year and 70,000 in 2015. Only about seven-percent of applicants from Syria have had their refugee requests rejected.

Last Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott followed through on his promise to pull his state from the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program. In the past year more than 6,700 refugees resettled in Texas — nine percent of the total coming into the U.S.

Refugee resettlement in Texas is funded by the federal government, but managed by the state. Texas will continue to manage the federal program until January 31, 2017.

Posner’s opinion was joined by Judges Frank Easterbrook and Diane Sykes. If Sykes’ name seems familiar, it because she’s on Donald Trump’s supreme Court shortlist.

The Trail Between Taxes, Bail-outs, Endorsements and Donations

The Progressive media is in a tizzy because Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns as reported by the New York Times (NYT.) Hypocritically, the NYT recieved a tax refund of $3.6 million despite having a $29.9 million pretax profit in 2014 and Hillary Clinton used the same federal law to “avoid” paying taxes on nearly $700,000 in 2015.

And there are a lot more companies that have done the same — and all of them have either donated to the Clinton campaign, her family foundation and/or have received money from the ‘Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:’

  • Bank of America got a whopping $1.9 billion refund from the IRS despite making $4.4 billion in profit in 2010.
  • Boeing made over $20 billion in profits between 2008 and 2012 and paid an overall income tax rate of negative one percent during those years.
  • Citigroup paid $0 in federal income taxes in 2010 despite making profits in excess of $4 billion.
  • Corning made over $3.4 billion in profits and got a $10 million tax refund, paying a 0.1 percent federal tax rate in 2008 and 2012.
  • FedEx made $2.7 billion in profit, yet they were given a $135 million tax refund from the IRS in 2011.
  • General Electric posted $33.9 billion in U.S. profits, yet somehow got $2.9 billion in refunds in 2008 and 2012.
  • Honeywell paid $0 in federal income taxes and got roughly $510 million in refunds in 2009 and 2010.
  • Merck pocketed $5.7 billion in profits, yet paid $0 in federal taxes in 2009.
  • Pfizer paid $0 in federal income tax between 2010 and 2012 and getting a $2.2 billion tax refund despite posting $43 billion in global profits.
  • Verizon pocketed over $30 billion in profits and paid a tax rate of -1.8 percent, between 2008 and 2012.

The fact that the NYT published part of the tax returns of a private citizen to score political points for Hillary Clinton, whom they endorse, should be the real headline.

The Coming Death of the First Amendment

The Federal Elections Commission plans to ban certain media outlets with any foreign ownership from covering presidential races or even giving endorsements. A top Democrat on the evenly-split split board proposed that the group begin the process of prohibiting companies with foreign ownership as small as five-percent.

“Given everything we have learned this year, it blinks reality to suggest that that there is no risk of foreign nationals taking advantage of current loopholes to intercede invisibly in American elections. This is a risk no member of the Federal Election Commission should be willing to tolerate.” — Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub.

Several media giants have at least five percent foreign ownership, some with as much as 25 percent, including News Corp, which owns Fox, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Not only would this prohibit media from becoming involved, but politically active companies like Ben & Jerry’s would also be prohibited.

Adds a new level of meaning to the old 80’s Valley Girl saw: ‘Gag me with a spoon!”

Respecting Women – the Misogynistic Way

There’s a lot of information the Progressive media is refusing to report about former ‘Miss Universe’ Alicia Machado, turned Clintonista surrogate. For starters, Machado claims she was “fat-shamed” by Donald Trump back in 1996, but that’s been dismissed as a rumor started by the Clinton campaign through the Twitter-verse.

Two year after supposedly being shamed, Machado was accused of helping her boyfriend Juan Rodriguez Reggeti kill his brother-in-law, Francisco Sbert Moukso and kidnap his 11-month-old nephew. She is also accused of threatening to kill Judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor if he indicted Rodriguez.

Then in 2010, the Mexican attorney general’s office said Machado was romantically involved and had a daughter with drug lord, Jose Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez, also known as “El Indio.” The allegation came from a witness who testified the two were romantically linked.

This witness said El Indio and several other known drug-traffickers attended Machado’s daughter’s baptism in 2008. The witness — who went into protection soon after giving this testimony — was shot and killed at a café in Mexico City in 2009.

Machado has since denied these reports. She now claims her daughter’s father is a well-respected businessman – but she won’t name him.

In 2005, she admitted to cheating on her fiancé in a reality show porn video. And if you simply search the Internet using the term ‘Alicia Machado porn,’ snippets of adult films starring Machado are available on multiple websites for free.

All this come to light as the Clinton campaign enlists Katy Perry and Madonna to shed their clothing, in a sorry attempt to excite Millennials into voting. Of course, the Progressive media is treating their actions as uplifting for the cause of women everywhere.

And while I’m glad HRC didn’t decide to get out there and ‘rock the vote,’ along side the two pop music icons — it’s obvious who the real misogynist is in this presidential campaign and it ain’t Trump.

I’m Tired of Being the Guilty White Man

All of my life I’ve been made to feel ashamed of being White because of the ignorant actions of other guy people’s hatred of people’s of color or religion, etc. Now I’m perplexed — I am watching and in doing so — feeling threatened by the ignorant actions of people of color and a religion that wants to kill me because I refuse to submit to it.

What the fuck am I supposed to do? Do I stand by and continue feeling ashamed of the ignorant on both sides or do I stand by and put a stop to it? When can I remove the shackles of my shame and call a Nigger and Nigger or a Muslim terrorist and Muslim terrorist? And will any Black man or woman stand with me? Will any Muslim man or woman stand with me?

This morning I watched a video from Charlottesville, North Carolina, where a ‘pack’ of Black people chased down a single White man inside a parking garage as he pleaded with them to leave him alone. I thought we had outgrown these sort of actions as a nation, but I am seeing that we have not.

It is not that I want to go to war with anyone who disagrees with me – but I certainly will not roll over and play the submissive because you think you and you’re belief system has been wronged by a group of people who happens to look like me. Recent actions by groups of color and/or religion have made it hard not to lump everyone into the same shit-pile.

So if you don’t want to be in that shit-pile, than you’d best open your mouth, lift a hand, and do what is fucking needed to stop what the radical two-percent are doing to our nation. I need to see you respond against these atrocities that are violating our Constitutional, God-fearing society.

If not, do not expect my finger to avoid the trigger or my weapon to stay on safety.

The Pissed Off Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

A Marine Warrant Officer was in the check-out line of the Base Exchange and put his cover (hat in civilian terms) on inside. He was approached by a Second Lieutenant, who asked him to remove it.

The Warrant Officer became defensive and asked the Second Lieutenant, “Who the eff are you?”

The Lieutenant then got into the Warrant Officer’s face and told him to have some respect and remove the cover. The situation quickly escalated into a vulgar cussing match.

From somewhere in the back of the store, there was a loud roar from a Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, who bellowed, “Both of you — shut your mouth there are families present!”

The place fell silent as the Sergeant Major came to the front, cut through the line, and grabbed both of the Marines by the collar, half-dragging them out of the building. Once out side, the Sergeant Major was heard: “What the fuck is the issue between you two Morons?!”

No one could hear what either officer had to say for themselves. And though we shot glances at one another, no one spoke, save for the civilian cashiers, who could only muster a slight whisper as they rang up our purchases.


“What the hell?” I grumbled, rolling over to look at my alarm clock.

Something had awakened me from a deep sleep. Though I had another 40-minutes before my alarm went off, reluctantly I crawled from bed and stumbled to the toilet.

As I stood there I thought about what it was that had woke me up – a noise, maybe. But I couldn’t even begin to identify what sort of sound it had been – if there had been one at all.

Still half asleep. I returned to bed, flopping amid the tangle of covers and sheets, hoping to will myself back into the ‘land of dreams.’ More than half an hour later and several false starts I surrendered with the complaint of, “Screw it!”

Slipping off the edge of the bed and heading to the bathroom once again, I turned on the shower. As per my ritual I started at the top, wetting and rubbing soap into my hair.

“Dad!” came Kyle’s voice as he poked his head in the bathroom, “You’re gonna have to cut it short. Gary’s here. He says Alan’s dead.”

Having forgotten my son had spent the night, I jump at the sound of his voice. Quickly recovering, I responded “Okay. Pour him a cup of coffee and I’ll be right out.”

Once dressed, I walked out into the living room where Alan and Kyle were and listened to how my next door neighbor Alan had died of a heart attack earlier that morning. Gary said he had to get back next door and asked if we’d watch his three-year-old son for him.

Hours later Gary, his wife Autumn (who is Alan’s daughter) and I sat on my front porch talking about the days events. Gary, looking at his cell phone commented, “Yeah, Autumn’s mother called me at 7:49 this morning.”

“Really? I woke up at 7:50 to a strange sound or something.” I replied. “Weird, huh?”

That’s when I decided to check something. Since my alarm clock is battery operated, I brought it outside and after comparing the two devices we learned my alarm clock was running a minute faster than Gary’s phone.

It was a moment of goose bumps.

The Desert Rat and the Hawk

Slightly north and west of Spanish Springs and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in Northern Nevada is a hillside gash called Stormy Canyon. Over the years civilization in the form of a rock-crushing operation has slowly encroached on the once isolated area.

Ancient game trails, once used as a foot path by the local Indians and later by roaming cattle, crisscross the hillside leading to the canyon. You have to take your time and look for the signs, but they are there, etched into the hard-packed earth, between the rocks and the scrub brush, eons ago.

The canyon slopes up hill some two to three hundred feet in elevation, and that is why when I hike it, I tend to stay off the canyon’s floor. In Nevada, as with most arid regions, distant thunderstorms can spring up and create a ‘gully-washer,’ sweeping anything and everything in its path away within seconds.

One afternoon, I hiked into the mouth of the canyon, working the north side of the canyon’s slope looking for signs of the old one, who roamed the lands long before it was ‘settled’ by the White man. I had walked about 20 minutes, when I saw a man standing some fifty years south and below my position.

At first I thought I’d run into an ‘old desert rat,’ long-haired and handmade clothing, long since avoiding the trappings of society. Many men and women have found their bliss living in the wilds of Nevada and it isn’t uncommon to see a person like this, if you keep your eyes open.

However, when we made eye-contact, I sensed something was different about this man. I was overcome with the feeling that he belonged to the land, something far different from being at one with oneself in the desert environment.

Stopping, I raised my right hand in the traditional sign of coming in peace. He raised his hand and signed the same.

It was my intention to weave my way between the sage and stone to where he stood so we could talk. I looked down to check my footing for but a second.

At the same time, a huge bird soared above my head, casting a darkened shadow along the ground ahead of my path. And when I looked up in the man’s direction – he was gone.

It took me about two-minutes to reach the canyon’s bottom and the place where the man once stood.  I looked for sign to see which direction he had gone – and I could find nothing – not a footprint anywhere.

Far above me, caught in a warm desert air draft and lifting ever higher, I spied a large hawk sailing away.

Harry Reid Comes to the Defense of Hillary Clinton’s Health

Senator Harry Reid is up to his old tricks again – muddy the waters and create confusion where there is none. This time, he’s defending Clinton’s health, by pointing out that Donald Trump brags about eating fast food every day and isn’t “slim and trim.”

This comes after Clinton was supposedly diagnosed with ‘pneumonia’ on Friday and disclosed on Sunday, only after she collapsed while quickly leaving the September 11 memorial service in New York early because she was ‘feeling overheated.’

“She has pneumonia,” the Nevada Democrat stated. “And she’s well. She’s, you know, it’s curable. No one denies that. She’s off the campaign trail for a few days. She probably needed to rest anyway.”

He added that reporters should “look at his health a bit.”

“You’ve all been unfair to Hillary,” Reid complained. “She submitted a multiple-page report from a doctor. A good doctor talking about what medicine she’s on, and been pretty clear. She has had pneumonia. She’s going to submit something more. But look at Donald Trump, at his medical records, which are nonexistent, just like his cheating people on his contributions to charities.”

Reid told reporters at a Tuesday press conference that they should focus more on Trump’s charities “and what he’s done to cheat people.”

And of course, right on cue – the Progressive media began the task of altering the narrative of the news cycle away from Clinton’s piss-poor health to the possibility of Trump’s dishonest dealings when it comes to his donations to various charities. This is the same media that refuses to challenge Clinton on her foundation’s charity work.

Clinton had planned to campaign in Las Vegas, however the man who hopes to be America’s first male First Lady, Bill Clinton, will headline the event in her place.

Behind the U.S.-Russia Syrian Cease-fire Agreement

The cease-fire agreement signed between the U.S. and Russia in Syria’s civil war, needs a little clarity about what it really means. But first a little background on how we got to this point.

In Egypt, the Obama administration had the Muslim Brotherhood help in the removal of Hosni Mubarak. In Libya, the administration enlisted al-Qaida affiliates, to topple Muammar Gaddafi, enabled by U.S. air support and weapons.

In Syria, the administration sought help from Sunni opposition forces which consist of Daesh (ISIS) and the Al Nusra Front, also an al-Qaida affiliate, to topple the Assad regime, by offering them air support and weapons. But it didn’t go as planned as Russia intervened on behalf of Assad.

With the agreement in place, the Kurds have, for all intent and purpose, been abandoned by the Obama administration. They’ll need protection from Iran’s Quds Forces and that county’s proxy army, Hezbollah, as well as from Turkey’s President Erdogan who wants annihilate the Kurds for interfering with his Daesh (ISIS) and other Sunni Islamic alliance that sought to overthrow Assad.

And who’ll give them that protection – Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who holds all the cards, militarily and politically, in the Middle East.

The Eagle Canyon Flyer, 11 September 2016

Thirty-one Honor Flight Veterans were welcomed home at the Reno Tahoe International Airport in Nevada by community members on Sunday afternoon. Along with the homecoming, airport officials also commemorated the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

President Obama used his Weekly Address and the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to take a jab at Donald Trump, saying, “We cannot give in to those who would divide us.” He also praised his administration for victories seen during his tenure.

Hillary Clinton left the 9/11 memorial ceremony early on Sunday because of a medical episode. Clinton appeared to faint on her way into her van and had to be helped by her security. Her campaign issued a statement saying she “felt overheated.”

Six-Flags in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, received bomb/shooting threat prompting an evacuation of the park. Police are investigating the origin and validity of the phone call. They also searched the park, but didn’t find anything.

Tennessee Titans Avery Williamson wore his custom cleats made to honor the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks despite of being was told they violated the NFL’s uniform policy. The league threatened to fine him if he wore them. No word from the NFL yet.

The Air Academy Federal Credit Union has dropped Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall as its spokesperson after he kneeled in protest during the National Anthem. The credit union serves mainly members of the military and their families.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has filed a lawsuit to remove Donald Trump’s name from November’s ballot. They allege the Minnesota Republican Party didn’t follow state law selecting electors and alternate electors.

A man walking his dog in Sydney, Australia Saturday was stabbed multiple times by a Muslim man inspired by Islamic State. Ihsas Khan is charged with committing a terrorist attack and attempted murder. He also tried to stab officers as they arrested him.

A car containing several gas canisters was found Saturday outside the Bar Yohaye Jewish Community Synagogue in Marseille, France. Police initially feared the vehicle was booby-trapped but no trigger mechanism was found and the vehicle isn’t stolen.

A Muslim was forcibly repatriated after refusing to swear allegiance to the constitution during an Italian citizenships ceremony. The man who acted as secretary of the Muslim Community of Treviso was put on a plane to Casablanca, Morocco, on Wednesday.

My Cousin Elmo says, “With our country going to hell in a hand basket, Hillary has told us exactly what will be in it when it gets there.”

Biblical Disease or Federal Disaster?

Two possible cases of Hansen’s disease, otherwise known as leprosy, are under investigation in the Jurupa Unified School District, Riverside, California. Now the Riverside County Public Health Department is working to investigate and confirm whether the diagnoses are accurate.

The disease, which is spread through saliva or nasal mucus, mainly affects the eyes, the upper respiratory tract, and the surface nerves of the skin, which can eventually destroy the sensation in, for example, the feet, hands or face. Most online information sources list Africa and Asia as the two continents where the disease is most prevalent.

In addition to the recent report from California, there were several cases also reported in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. The outbreak in the southern states was blamed on the lowly armadillo, the only non-human creature that’s known to carry the bacteria that causes leprosy.

This conclusion was drawn from a study conducted by Dr. Richard W. Truman and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, linking 30-40 cases of leprosy in the U.S. to armadillos. Meanwhile, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims there are 6,500 cases of leprosy throughout the U.S.

This leaves 6,460 to 6,470 cases not caused by armadillos run-amok, including the two suspected cases in California. It’s the one thing not being mentioned by the Progressive media as they supposedly report on this Biblical disease – the Obama administration’s unlawful refugee resettlement program.

Harry Reid Continues to Tout Obamacare

Nevada’s Senator Harry Reid continues to support Obamacare, which is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many Americans. Reid spoke shortly after Republicans denounced the latest round of Obamacare premium hikes and the dwindling choices for consumers.

“Obamacare has been terrific for this country,” Reid said. “Is it perfect? No, but if we’d had just a tiny bit of cooperation, just a little bit of cooperation from the Republicans, it would be better.”

“But all they’ve done is wish it hadn’t passed because it’s been one of the most substantial things to happen in America since Social Security and Medicare,” he added. “And so what did they do? Vote 70 times to defund it. And we know what Einstein said: someone that keeps doing the same thing over and over again is a sign of insanity.”

In August, the Department of Health and Human Services said an estimated 73 percent of consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all premiums increase by double digits. That’s because the majority of subscribers get tax credits to keep their premiums “affordable.”

But even for those with affordable premiums, access to health care’s limited by high Obamacare deductibles. And even though one Arizona county has no Obamacare options at all for 2017, Reid continued to lie:

“News is out today that 92 percent of Americans now have health insurance. Think what it was before Obamacare. Parents no longer have to worry about their children having insurance until they’re age 26. Parents with children who have diabetes, women who are — women no longer have to worry about being able to be forced to pay more for their insurance.”

Yup, Obamacare is such a good deal that Harry and his Capitol Hill cronies, including President Obama are exempt from having to buy into the same program that every other America is now forced to participate in.

The Dawn of the New American Dream

The Obama administration is spending another $10 million to register new immigrant voters on top of the $19 million it’s already spent. The money, fully approved by a Progressive-Republican led Congress, is to be distributed the by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS.)

The DHS has been promoting its “citizen integration” grant program all year, offering big bucks to recruit new groups that can offer immigrants the services they need to become citizens with full voting rights. In this case, integration means being taught how to live, work and function in the U.S. while living separate from the native-born culture.

Since 2009, USCIS has doled out $63 million in grants to prepare more than 156,000 immigrants for U.S. citizenship. Meanwhile, the administration is working with “Welcoming America,” (funded by George Soros) to help communities ‘accept’ new immigrant populations.

The secretive mission of “Welcoming America,” is to actually plant politically active immigrant and refugee populations in cities and towns across the nation. As this happens, all 18 federal agencies are participating by contributing resources and creating programs to help these ‘politically-active’ immigrants.

Mind you, all of this is subsidized by the American taxpayer – that’s you and me – and we’re now being forced to watch as our traditional American values give way Progressive ideology of social justice.

Obama Giving Out Money Without Authority

President Obama has promised Laos $90 million over the next three years to help remove unexploded munitions the U.S. dropped over the country during the Vietnam War.

You gotta realize we haven’t dropped a single bomb on that country since 1973. What the hell have they been doing for the last 43-years?

And how the eff does he plan to do this? And finally where or who gave him this authority?

We are already living on a system built of fiat currency in fiat economy. And there are no bills before Congress asking for this money.

Obama thinks he’s a fucking king and we are his dumb-ass subjects. It is time to sell your cloak, if you haven’t already, to save this nation.

The Blueprint of Anarchy

“Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.” — Herb Caen

The Burning Man Festival plays out each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 70,000 people build a city in a week, burn a giant wooden effigy of a man, and then supposedly restore the  playa to its original state. In recent years it has become popular with millionaires, and billionaires.

Luxurious camps have sprung up which use hired staff like cooks, builders and security, and allow international jetsetters to drop in for quick visits including a runway that is capable of handling a Lear jet. Many traditional “Burners” claim that is a betrayal of the spirit of “radical self-reliance” that is a cornerstone of the event.

As anger boiled over one camp called White Ocean, which hosts high profile DJs on a state-of-the-art stage, became the focus of anger. This year, as the camp was holding a party at which Burners listened to music it was attacked by vandals who flooded it with water and cut power lines carrying out a “revolution against rich parasites”.

So much for the Progressive wet-dream of a utopian vision of peace and love and welcome to the chaos of anarchy of class warfare.

Watergate: Where the Key is the Key

Thanks to the Central Intelligence Agency, Watergate historians now have the answer to a major question that’s plagued them for more than 40 years: Why did Eugenio Martinez have a key to the desk of DNC secretary Ida “Maxie” Wells, whose phone was the only one wiretapped?

Simply put, Martinez, also known as “Musculito,” was a CIA double agent — a plant — and was used to expose the scandal. Martinez who was arrested with the others at the time of the so-called ‘break-in’ was only referred to him as an “informant” during the investigations and subsequent hearings.

Unfortunately, among the 155-pages of the study, titled ‘Working Draft – CIA Watergate History,’ the names of two CIA case officers to whom Martinez reported are still redacted. The report, originally compiled by John C. Richards, a CIA officer who died in December 1974, was finished by Agency colleagues who built on his typed draft and handwritten annotations.

It can be stated that while the CIA cannot overthrow a Cuban dictator, it certainly can destroy an American president.

Court Violates Nevada Woman’s Constitutional Rights

A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card (MMC) holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment says the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It came after a lawsuit was filed by S. Rowan Wilson, a Carson City, Nevada woman who tried to buy a firearm in 2011 and was denied because she has an MMC.

While medical marijuana is legal in Nevada, it is still illegal under federal law.

Because of this, the court claimed it’s reasonable for federal regulators to assume a MMC holder is more likely to use the drug. With that in mind, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has instructed gun sellers to ‘assume’ a person with a MMC uses the drug.

Back in October 2011, a Wilson tried to purchase a gun from a firearms retailer outside of Carson City. The owner of the store knew her and knew she had recently gotten an MMC from the state.

In March 2014, a District Court in Nevada granted the government’s motion to dismiss the case, noting that while the Second Amendment protects American’s right to bear arms, that ‘protection is not unlimited.’ Additionally, the lower court noted that marijuana users can get around the refusal of purchase by not using the drug.

Wilson argued that she never obtained marijuana using the card. She further stated that she only got it to show solidarity for the recent movement to legalize marijuana in Nevada. From that perspective it could be argued that her First Amendment right to free speech had also been violated.

In the end, in its 30-page ‘opinion,’ Circuit Judge Jed Rakoff acknowledged Wilson’s Second Amendment rights had been infringed but that the burden wasn’t “not severe.” He claims it limits only her ability to acquire new firearms, not her right to possess any she might already have.

In his end-around argument, Rakoff noted that Wilson “could have amassed legal firearms before acquiring a registry card,” and the laws she’s challenging “would not impede her right to keep her firearms or to use them to protect herself and her home.”

There was a time in our nation that if any part of a ruling violated the law, then that ruling would not stand. We’re now subjects of rulers who interpret law without regard to words like, “…shall not infringe.”

Harry Reid’s Newest ‘Disinformation Campaign’

The F.B.I. warned state election officials several weeks ago that foreign hackers had exported voter registration data from their computer systems. Now, Senator Harry Reid is creating a ‘disinformation campaign’ asking the FBI to investigate whether GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is conspiring with the Russians to swing this November’s election.

In 2012, Reid delivered a Senate floor speech declaring that an investor in the company run by then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told him that Romney had not paid his taxes in 10 years. The claim was proven to false but Reid said he did not regret making the accusation.

In his request to FBI Director James Comey, Reid pointed to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee emails and the House Democratic campaign arm. Furthermore Reid claims to know that someone with “long ties” to Trump is in contact with WikiLeaks, which posted the DNC emails.

Reid also cited Trump adviser Carter Page’s meeting with “high-ranking sanctioned individuals” in Moscow. Reid stated that “evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to mount.”

“The prospect of individuals tied to Trump, Wikileaks and the Russian government coordinating to influence our election raises concerns of the utmost gravity and merits full examination,” Reid wrote to Comey.

Trump has disavowed suggestions he has any kind of relationship with Russian officials or Vladimir Putin and no evidence has surfaced to prove a direct connection – but that doesn’t matter one iota to Reid, who also developed a ‘disinformation campaign’ to discredit the CIA after Democrats couldn’t find evidence showing that Bush-era ‘torture techniques’ failed to provide usable information.

In March 2014, then-Senate Majority Leader Reid formulated allegations that the CIA spied on members of Congress as they looked into the agency’s harsh interrogation methods, ordering an investigation into the issue. In that so-called probe Reid sent a letter to then-Attorney General Eric Holder raising concerns that the agency violated the Constitution.

“The CIA has not only interfered with the lawful congressional oversight of its activities, but has also seemingly attempted to intimidate its overseers by subjecting them to criminal investigation,” Reid wrote, “These developments strike at the heart of the constitutional separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.”

Unfortunately for America, Reid has never believed in ‘the separation of powers,’ or the U.S. Constitution for that matter.

Where Yogurt and Corruption are the Menu

Turkish-born billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya is best known for founding the Greek yogurt company, Chobani in Twin Falls, Idaho. This is where two violent attacks committed by Muslim refugees have made limited headlines.

Ulukaya has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, billionaire Warren Buffet and possibly the White House. Furthermore he’s the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – event though he is a Turkish citizen – and has been named Eminent Advocate for the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Many people first heard about the Twin Falls refugee resettlement program when a five-year-old girl was raped by three Muslim boys. More recently, a Muslim an attacked and sexually molested a mentally retarded woman.

The Twin Falls newspaper, the Times-News, which appears to have tried to hide the truth of the assaults, is owned by Lee Enterprises. The company received a $2.1 million loan in 2012 and another $9 million loan in 2013 from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, which is controlled by Buffett, an HRC supporter.

That same resettlement program is also connected to a drive for cheap labor, which Ulukaya has something to gain from. A major source of revenue for Chobani is the federal school lunch program, which has been pushed throughout the U.S. over the last several years by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Also not being reported is the increase in the number of active tuberculosis cases between 2011 and 2012 in the Twin Falls area. In 2012, the year Chobani opened in the southern Idaho town, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born climbed to 80 percent, up from 50 percent in 2011.

But then, TB is an entirely different subject. Exploring this leads back the Center for Disease Control and Prevention which is doggedly investigating so-called Zika virus outbreaks in Florida – but not the spreading of TB in southern Idaho.

Oddly, Chobani isn’t even Greek as the name is actually Turkish for ‘shepherd,’ which defined means “to guide or direct in a particular direction.”

Harry Reid, the Rothschild’s and Reno, Nevada

EDITOR’S NOTE: As with most anything Progressives develop, this scheme has so many moving parts that it’s easy to become confused over one part’s interconnection to another. It’s taken days to whittle this down so it could be fully understood as it also involves judicial appointments, patent law rulings, social media, stock market speculation and other nationally known-known political players.

In March 2009, former Nevada state Senator Valerie Wiener, who was Senator Harry Reid’s speech writer and press secretary from 1981 to 1986, introduced changes to Nevada’s corporation law that aimed to protect lawyers from liability when representing offshore clients. The Nevada legislature approved Wiener’s bill on May 20, 2009 as Senate Bill 350.

In short, the changes allowed Nevada attorneys to offer complete anonymity to offshore clients. This law change applied only to Nevada attorneys – lawyers from out-of-state are still required to report tax evasion cases.

In 2010 the Obama Administration determined it was time to put an end to secretive tax-havens. This led to a 2010 law, called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act that requires financial firms to disclose foreign accounts held by U.S. citizens and report them to the IRS or face steep penalties.

After coercing nearly 100 countries to sign on to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) disclosure standards, the Obama administration refused to become a signatory. In declining to sign, this opened the door for the moneyed globalists from the typical tax haven strongholds to move their holdings to the U.S.

Then in 2015, the Panama Papers uncovered evidence that Nevada’s Reid is a prime facilitator in these actions. The Panama Papers are 11.5 million confidential documents detailing more than 214,000 offshore companies represented by the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca.

Among the discoveries is that Nevada is now prominent among the global elite as a new and favorite location to hide from tax collectors. As Bloomberg wrote January 27, 2016: “Some are calling [Nevada] the New Switzerland. By resisting new global disclosure standards the U.S. is creating a hot new market, becoming the go-to place to stash foreign wealth.”

Enter Rothschild & Co., an old-world financial institution that’s been instrumental in helping to hide the global elite’s wealth in places like the Bahamas, Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands for decades. And now — it’s been learned that Rothschild & Co. has recently opened a trust company in Reno, Nevada.

Harry Reid Plays the Media like a Busted Stradivarius

Zika is the fault of the Republican Party, says Senator Harry Reid in a statement claiming the spread of the virus “will only get worse if Republicans continue their refusal to work with Democrats on a bipartisan response.”

“Democrats have been waiting for months for Republicans to get serious. The American people cannot afford to wait any longer,” Reid claimed.

The legislation is but a step away from President Obama’s desk — if only Democrats would simply stop playing around. After all, it’s Senate Democrats who blocked an additional $1.1 billion in funding to fight the disease because it took money away from Obamacare and Planned Parenthood clinics in Puerto Rico.

So, of course, Reid blames Republicans — it’s what he does best. And he does it every time he gets caught with his money-grubbing-paw in the ‘cookie jar.’ In 2013, Reid steered the state legislature to pass an energy bill that got NV Energy to close three coal plants and replace them with new, expensive gas and green energy plants.

On August 16, Reid openly admitted that he personally threatened NV Energy company executives who were planning on building new coal-fired power plants in Nevada nearly a decade ago, saying that “he would “do everything to hurt investments in your company.”

Reid also opposed NV Energy’s proposed Ely Energy Center — a $5 billion project planned in the rural town of Ely – which never got built. The Progressive rag — the Las Vegas Sun — described the move at the time as “a legislative power play reaching from D.C. to Nevada that illustrates how consummate insiders can dictate energy cost and policy for every Nevadan for the next decade.”

While speaking to the Lambda Business Association at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Reid stated : “I called two of the companies that built plants there and I told them go ahead and do it, but I am going to do everything to hurt investments in your company. So they decided perhaps — decided to get rid of the coal plants.”

So, Reid’s comment’s, blaming the spread of disease on Republicans is yet another one of his classic and well-orchestrated ruses, designed to keep his ass out of hot water for misusing his federal office once again.

Speculating on Hillary’s Health

Woodrow Wilson was extremely ill, before and while President of the U.S. It’s believed that his wife operated a ‘shadow government,’ managing the nation’s business while the media kept the seriousness of Wilson’s condition out of the public spotlight, even claiming one time that Wilson was only ‘suffering from a cold.’

It’s widely known today that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was wheelchair bound, before and throughout his presidency. While historical documents show that FDR maintained the office from the time he was elected to the time of his death, the media did as it was asked, complying to keep his ‘handicap’ and all that surrounded his condition out of the public-eye.

Recently there have been questions about Hillary Clinton’s health, suggesting that she may be ‘more ill than the campaign is letting on.’ It is widely believed that she suffered at least two blood clots, a stroke and is still dealing with post-concussive syndrome, which caused her to have to wear special prism glasses to counter her double vision.

And whether it is true or not, the media has a history of remaining silent on presidential candidate’s and their illnesses. In the end, and for the immediate future – which is to say the next eight-years or so – her poor health could lead, if not to her death, an incapacity that would enable her husband and former president himself, Bill Clinton to operated a ‘shadow government.’

So, don’t be surprised that when in 70-years time, the files are unsealed and it’s learned Hillary Clinton really did have a ‘life-threatening’ condition that the media refused to report on and Bill managed to find away around the U.S. Constitution and become the nation’s second, albeit former, President to sit on the throne three-times.

DHS goes Completely Aldous Huxley

There’s no doubt that the Department of Homeland Security is now a domestic intelligence and surveillance agency. It’s no longer interested in simply gathering your biometric data – you know – your fingerprints, DNA, face, eye and hair color, height, weight, age, race and sex.

Such low-tech collections are generally used for identification purposes. However, DHS is going high-tech, spending $40 million of our federal tax dollars to fund a quantitative analysis (QA) program.

This QA program will collect data from open sources like social media, cell phones, smart-meters, etc., storing it in databases, then using algorithms, scan, organize, find patterns, and direct analysts to so-called ‘high priority data points.’ Simply put, this means DHS will be able to learn anything it wants about anyone at anytime.

Welcome to our brave new world.

The FCC Magically Gains New Executive Powers

The Federal Communications Commission has acquired the power to make forfeitures it’s calling a ‘Notices of Apparent Liability.’ Note that word, “apparent,” as opposed to actual or real.

These are not jus’ accusations that a law has allegedly been violated; they are assertions by the FCC that a law’s been violated without any due process. And like that — you’re presumed guilty.

There are no rules of evidence; no courtroom proceeding, no burden of proof placed on the FCC to prove guilt. The agency has merely to assert guilt and that’s it.

The “violator” is then told what his punishment will be. Of course, the FCC gives its victims the “opportunity” to “file a response” after the fact — which it can ignore in whole or part.

Recently, the FCC demanded $29.6 million in “voluntary contributions to the U.S. Treasury” from OneLink, TeleDias, TeleUno and Cytel, after they we implicated in ‘slamming and cramming’ activity. Mind you, they were only accused of switching long distance carriers without notice and adding extra charges to the customer’s phone bill, but never indicted.

Welcome to the Banana Republic of America.

What We Do

“So, Dad, what did you do in the war?” my  son asked.

I answered, “I was never in a war.”

“But I thought you were in the Marine Corps,” he responded, “and I know I’ve heard you talk about being in combat.”

“Well, there’s difference,” I explained, “I was never in a war that was declared by Congress though I was involved in the so-called ‘War on Drugs,’ and that’s where I saw fighting.”

“Oh,” he returned, asking, “Did you ever get a medal for anything you did in the Marines?”

I smiled, “Nope, no medals.”

“That isn’t fair,” he declared.

“Why?” I found myself asking.

“You participated in battle and could have died,” he continued, “so you should get some sort of recognition.”

“First off, I didn’t do it to get medals, ribbons or certificates – though those things are nice,” it told him, “I did it because I’m a Marine and that’s what we do.”

From ICANN to You Can’t

The U.S Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is transferring oversight of the Internet to a ‘private’ nonprofit group called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on October 1. This means the Internet will move from U.S. control to a ‘multistakeholder’ group that includes 160 foreign governments and nongovernmental organizations.

The term ‘multistakeholder’ is troubling as it is most often part of the language used in U.N. programs like Agenda 21. This means that the agency could be used by foreign governments or the U.N. itself to shut down the Web around the globe, either in whole or in part.

Since ICANN already manages the domain naming and IP address systems, the transfer would give it full regulatory control as well. Also worth noting is the fact that ICANN already charges fees to users and that as a ‘nonprofit,’ it earned $219 million last year.

Alarming is the knowledge that shifting ICANN’s legal status away from the U.S. was a top agenda item for an ICANN working-group meeting in Helsinki on June 26.

The internet is one of the few places where, with some notable exceptions, free speech still reigns supreme. So what will happen when ICANN has the freedom to raise fees with no oversight?

Furthermore the facilities could, without notice, be relocated to say — China — and could go in the same building as the Communist agency responsible for censoring that country’s Internet since some of the American companies involved with the transition process have already given into Chinese demands to aid with censorship.

Besides, President Obama’s plan to end U.S. oversight without congressional approval is unconstitutional. Congress must authorize transfers of U.S. property, which includes the ICANN domain system, worth billions of dollars.

If the courts later rule that Obama’s action violated the separation of powers, there will be no remedy as control over the system will be gone forever, thus handing authoritarian regimes the power they have long sought to censor the web globally, including in America.

Meanwhile, the “Protecting Internet Freedom Act” was introduced in Congress last month with the hope of reinforcing the separation of powers clause. But like most other constitutional side-steps, Obama plans to acted unilaterally and then by fiat you and I can kiss the last true realm of free speech goodbye.

Old McDonald Had a Farm…L-G-B-T-Q

Over the last two years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has hosted a series of summits promoting the role of LGBTQ farmers as a part of its “Rural Pride” campaign. For those of us who don’t know what “rural pride” means, the agency is happy to explain.

“Contrary to widely held myths that the LGBT community is largely living in affluent metropolitan areas, studies show a very different and more realistic picture of the LGBT community,” the USDA claims. “For a number of reasons, many people in the LGBT community choose to live, work, and raise their families in the rural communities that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proud to serve.”

What the agency really wants to do, along with the entire Obama administration, is purge what they believe the average U.S. farmer is – a “white, rich male.” At first, I thought there was some sort of mistake, because the USDA failed to mention ‘Christian,’ but I was mistaken.

White House liaison Ashlee Davis, who was special assistant to the assistant secretary for the USDA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), is the point person for these summits. Davis used to work on the ‘National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’ and for the ‘Equality Federation,’ where she “researched and analyzed religious-based bigotry and its influence on civil rights legislation.”

These all-day summits supposedly ‘teach’ LGBTQ persons how to get subsidies from the federal government — like food stamps and housing loans. It’s unclear how much the program’s costing you and me, although USDA’s OCR asked for $24.4 million in funding in its fiscal-year 2016 budget request.

So, maybe I can get in on this scam — after all I’ve always ascribed to stand-up comedian Kip Addotta’s line of thought: “I’m a lesbian in a man’s body.”

Feds Grabbing More of Nevada

The federal government already has millions of acres of land in Nevada. Now they want an embattled segment of land in northeast Clark County known as Gold Butte.

Twice now, President Obama has acted to preserve land in Nevada. In December 2014, he signed into law a bill passed by Congress creating the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument on 22,650 acres at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Valley, and then July 2015, he invoked the 1906 Antiquities Act to designate the Basin and Range National Monument on 704,000 acres in Lincoln and Nye counties.

Cattle belonging to federally-held political prisoner Cliven Bundy still roam the Gold Butte area in defiance of three federal court orders and two failed attempts by the Bureau of Land Management to round-up the animals. And of course, Senator Harry Reid backs monument protection for the area.

“We’ll see if President Obama will protect this area. He has the authority, as any president does, to stop this sort of destruction and stop it now,” Reid said during Senate speech in April. “Congress created the Antiquities Act to empower the president to protect our cultural, historic and natural resources when and where Congress cannot — or will not. Many of our current national parks were created using this authority.”

When a national monument’s named, the federal government assumes all control of that land and can make decisions to control the land without the need for congressional approval. So Reid and his syndicate may very well end up getting their wish of a few thousand acres of solar panels after all.

Harry Reid Wants to Test Donald Trump

Senator Harry Reid claims that Donald Trump couldn’t pass the required test it takes to become U.S. citizens. Reid also called Trump “nothing more than a spoiled, unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one.”

“Since Donald Trump wants to impose new tests on immigrants, he should take the one test every immigrant has to pass to become a United States citizen,” Reid commented. “He would almost certainly fail, given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government.”

Reid’s statement is laughable since he violated the U.S. Constitution by helping navigate legislation mandating all American citizens have healthcare.

While in Youngstown, Ohio, during a campaign stump speech, Trump proposed giving ideological tests to newly arrived immigrants. The test, he said, would help keep the nation safe and keep our American way of life.

Reid criticized the idea: “Unlike immigrants, Donald Trump represents none of the qualities that make America great. Immigrants work hard to get here and become Americans, while Trump inherited everything from his father and works hardest at tweeting insults and ripping off hard-working people with two-bit scams.”

Reid’s comments come as his Democrat pal Hillary Clinton begins recruiting illegal aliens for her new national voter registration drive. It’s called “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” which translates to “My Dream, Your Vote.”

Meanwhile Trump will appear Augusts 26 at the Nevada Battle Ground Dinner for the Nevada GOP at Lake Tahoe.

Gun Restrictions Through Federal Research

Recently, the Pyramid Fire burned near 300 acres north of Reno, Nevada and was said to have been started by target shooters who fled the area without reporting the blaze. The BLM notes on it’s website that campfires cause only three-percent of the fires, whereas shooting over 34-percent as it points to target shooting causing other fires in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona and Washington.

Following a July wildfire on BLM managed lands in Lemmon Valley, also north of Reno, a BLM fire investigator stated, “Steel core, lead core or copper core has the potential to start fires,” adding, “every time a high velocity round would hit a rock like this, it would fragment into hot pieces.”

The investigator may have been talking about a USDA study on whether or not outdoor target shooting was the source of many wild land fires. In that 2013 report, researchers claim they found once certain bullets fragmented, they would ignite the peat moss in the collector box.

According to this study, pieces of the steel core can be 1,200 degrees. Furthermore, the study claims it only takes 600 degrees to ignite cheatgrass, yet the study’s author USDA’s Mark Finney told an ABC affiliate in Denver:

“We designed an apparatus that consisted of a steel deflector plate and a box at the bottom called a ‘collector box’ that we could fill with various materials that could be tested for ignition.”

“The bullet by itself isn’t very hot until it strikes something very solid,” Finney added. “The process of deforming it…is what heats it up.”

In fact the study reads in part, “Bullets were fired at a steel plate that deflected fragments downward into a collection box containing oven-dried peat moss. We found that bullets could reliably cause ignitions, specifically those containing steel components (core or jacket) and those made of solid copper.”

As any scout, from Cub to Eagle, can tell you this is the same method used to start a campfire; striking a piece of metal like the edge of a knife against a fire-starter, which is a piece of high carbon or alloyed steel. The knife (bullet) hits the fire-starter (steel plate) causing sparks to fall on the tinder (peat moss)and like that a fire begins.

So needless to say, research like this appears to be yet another way for our federal tyrants to further restrict our Second Amendment rights.

Is Muslim Terror Coming to Northern Nevada?

A recent news story (which never made it on the station’s official website) KOLO-TV’s Sydnee Scofield reported that Syrian refugees are beginning to resettle in the Reno, Nevada area.  While her report touched on the need for jobs, housing and social services — she missed the possibility of terrorism.

As of May 2016, of the 1,037 Syrians admitted to the U.S., only two have been Christian. Furthermore, the majority have yet to be vetted by the Obama administration as to their beliefs, so there’s a chance a Daesh (ISIS) sleeper terrorist is ‘secreted’ among them.

To top this off, the Reno area already has a network developed leading back to the Muslim Brotherhood. In the June 2008 obituary of  University of Nevada, Reno Professor Ahmed Essa, published in the Reno Gazette-Journal, it states that he’s one of the founders of the Northern Nevada Muslim Society (now the Northern Nevada Islamic Center or NNIC) and had been an advisor to the UNR Muslim Student Association (MSA.)

The MSA began in 1963 in Illinois with the help of the Egyptian-backed Muslim Brotherhood and has since found its way to nearly every U.S university campus. From the MSA grew such pro-Muslim organizations as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA,) the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT,) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR.)

In the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing case, the Department of Justice named ISNA, CAIR, and NAIT as “entities who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.” The Canada Revenue Service revoked ISNA’s registration in September 2013 after being caught funding the Hizbul Mujahideen, a violent wing of Jamaat-e-Islami and designated terror organization.

And while neither the NNIC or UNR’s MSA are terror-related organizations, the ground work exists to be exploited by a so-called refugee who has more jihad on his mind and in his heart than escaping a war-torn Syria.

New Official Emails Lead to Clinton Foundation

The State Department turned over several previously unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges that the Democratic presidential nominee failed to include among the 30,000 private messages she turned over to the government last year.

In April 2009, Doug Band — Clinton Foundation overseer and former Bill Clinton aide — had an exchange with Hillary aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. He requested a meeting between the then-American ambassador to Lebanon and Gilbert Chagoury, a major Clinton Foundation donor.

“We need to speak to the substance person re: Lebanon. As you know, he’s (Chagoury) key guy there and to us and is loved in Lebanon,” Band wrote.

Chagoury, a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire, has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, according to its disclosures. He is also known for his close association with Nigeria’s military dictator, Sani Abacha and a 2000 conviction in Switzerland for money laundering.

(What’s that old saying about the company you keep? Anyway…)

Abedin replied, “Its Jeff Feltman, I’m sure he knows him. I’ll talk to Jeff,” who was the former American ambassador to Lebanon and who later became assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in August 2009.

Clearly this was an urgent situation since Band responded less that 20 minutes later, “Better if you call him. Now preferable. This is very important. He’s awake I’m sure.”

In January 2011, Band created The Teneo consulting firm, which boasts of having more than 550 employees in 14 offices around the world. Two of these employees include Bill Clinton who is a paid honorary chairman and Huma, now a $15,000-a-month consultant.

And to think, Attorney General Loretta Lynch already closed the book on this investigation, so for now, none of this appears as if it will stick to Hillary – yet again.

The Extreme Censorship

“Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.” — George Bernard Shaw, playwright and proponent of eugenics.

It’s amazing how the Progressive media tends to overlook stupid statements when the candidates they support make a so-called ‘threat’ against another candidate. Even more amazing is the fact that so many political candidates forget what they’ve said as quickly as they’ve said it.

By now, if you are paying attention to these sort of things, you should have heard Donald Trump’s so-called ‘assassination threat,’ made against Hillary Clinton: “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Shortly afterwards, Hillary tweeted, “A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”

She is obviously a woman of much hypocrisy and even greater memory loss as noted from May 24, 2008, when she stated, “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it.”

Now, who do you suppose Hillary was ‘threatening?’

Oddly, not even the Secret Service took her seriously enough to pay her a visit as they supposedly have to Trump. Talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill.

The nice thing is that the Progressive Republicans are showing their full-colors as they crow about how Trump is bad for ‘their business.’ Since they have to reach this low into their bag of campaign tricks, it’s obvious they’re as scared as a chicken “with its head chopped off.”

And yes, because I wrote about chopping off heads, I expect a visit from the Secret Service at any moment.

White Fragility – My Ass!

First off, lets define ‘White Fragility:’ a state in which even a smallest amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. Give me a fucking break — you bunch of mama’s skirt hiding, pansy-assed sissies!

This will really hurt your tender feeling as it is the most politically incorrect article you may read all year, because I’m the son of a bitch Barack Obama warned you about — White, Christian and male. As I see it, political correctness is nothing more than fascism masquerading as politeness — and I’m tired of niceties.

Furthermore, I’m college educated and I served in the U.S. military in two different branches. I’m not an active member of any political party and I sure as hell am not a member of ay group that espouses our differences and tries to divide.

In fact, I believe in American exceptionalism because I am an American! I also believe in equality – and I also believe you’d best be ready to earn it as I certainly won’t hand you mine on a silver platter.

Whether you like it or not, I stand for the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Holy Bible. And if you don’t like it, then feel free to kiss my lily-white ass as you slither by looking for your so-called ‘safe place.’

Finally, I’m an old man and if you threaten me or mine — which includes, but is not limited to family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances and strangers, etc. — I won’t waste my time in a fist-fight with you. No, I’ll simply plug you full of holes and let the coroner clean up the mess.

So simply put, I have but one life to live and I refuse to live it under your or anyone else’s tyranny, so fuck you and your White Fragility! And you can quote me on that.

Why NBC Fails to Qualify at Olympic Game Coverage

First picking up a gun jus’ five-years ago, 19-year-old Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio games in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event. She beat silver medalist Du Li of China in the final round with a total of 208.0, setting an Olympic record in the finals.

She’s a quiet, blue-eyed blonde that lives Virginia who learned to shoot while hunting with her grandfather. Yet, NBC’s coverage of her historic feat has been minimal.

At 30-years-old, Ibtihaj Muhammad is a fencer and is best known for being the ‘first American on U.S. Olympic team to wear a hijab while competing.’ She is a Muslim residing in New York, who claims she feels ‘unsafe in America,’ because of her religion.

And though eliminated from competition early on, she’s being treated like a media darling. NBC even ran a story on her Sharia-inspired women’s clothing line – but then she does serve on the U.S. Department of State’s “Empowering Women and Girls through Sport Initiative.”

The network cannot figure out why their broadcasting of the ‘Toilet Boil Games’ hasn’t been a ratings bonanza.

They’re Taking Over the Voting Booth

We already know the Democratic National Committee rigged the primary process in Hillary’s favor. And for months, tin-hat types have warned that Progressives are working on plans to somehow cook the 2016 election.

So when Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Jeh Johnson announced plans to strengthen polling places nationwide against cyber attacks by categorizing them as ‘critical infrastructure’ it’s hard not to take note. Furthermore, he claims DHS is conducting discussions with some 9,000 local voting jurisdictions throughout the U.S.

If the election process becomes part of the ‘critical infrastructure,’ then the federal government would provide ‘strategic guidance’ on cyber and physical threats, coordinate with ‘federal agencies, state, local and tribal governments and private-sector stakeholders.’

Simply put, categorizing the election process as ‘critical infrastructure’ means the federal government will develop uniform guidelines for administering elections in all 50 states and U.S. territories, including the development of software, hardware and all the federal oversight that goes with it. Also worrisome is that word ‘stakeholder,’ defined as “an independent party with whom each of those who make a wager deposits the money or counters wagered,” is the same word used time and again by the United Nations, especially when it comes to programs like ‘Agenda 21.’

Add to this — a newly approved presidential policy directive (PPD) to define what qualifies as a “significant attack” in comparison to “steady-state incidents,” which is “digital espionage efforts.” The PPD also introduces jurisdictional boundaries for the FBI, DHS and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to follow when it comes to relevant investigative cybersecurity cases and based upon details of the incident.

Top this off with a group of cybersecurity professionals working to make sure that if Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wins the election in November, she’ll have cybersecurity advisers to include in her administration. This is in-line with the DNC’s platform which promises to “build on the Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.”

That plan includes supporting the “empowerment of a federal Chief Information Security Officer and Obama’s establishment of a 12 member Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity within the Commerce Department.” Remember that the Commerce Departments’ mission is to “promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development.”

And while it’s fairly safe to say President Obama isn’t going to take over the nationwide election by November 2016 or even cancel them, once you connect enough of the dots, it becomes more than a conspiracy theory.

A Congressional Interview 20-years in the Making

Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng was accused of funneling over $1 million in illegal foreign donations to Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign. Seng laundered the illegal campaign donations through a close Clinton associate in Arkansas named Charlie Trie during the 1996 election.

Trie, who sent the donations to the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s legal defense fund, pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws in 1999. Afterwards, Seng refused to come to the U.S. to cooperate with congressional investigators in the case as it became an international scandal that raised suspicions about the Chinese government trying to influence the American election.

Now, however, Seng has resurfaced in the U.S. and is being held in New York on bribery charges unrelated to this case. Ng was arrested in New York last year and charged with bringing suitcases of cash into the U.S. to bribe officials, including the former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe.

The House Oversight Committee revealed this week that they will try to interview Seng about the Clintons, and some groups are calling for Congress to grant him immunity from the charges in return for testifying. Ashe was supposed to testify before the same committee five days before he died from a crushed windpipe caused by a weightlifting bar, which was mistakenly misdiagnosed as a heart attack at first.

No date’s been set for Seng’s appearance before the committee, but it’s a certainty that they better hurry – before he’s bit by a mosquito and dies from the Zika virus.

The Arkancide Continues

This is the third ‘Hillary’ related death in as many months. Shawn Lucas, who served the Democratic National Committee (DNC) with a lawsuit in early July 2016 charging that the political corporation had committed “fraud” in favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primaries, was found dead August 2.

Last month, DNC Voter Expansion Data Director Seth Rich was shot and killed in Washington D.C. as he walked home from work. Initial insider reports indicated that he was getting ready to blow the whistle on the DNC, but those reports have since been scrubbed from the official police investigation and poo-poo’d by Progressive Internet sites.

Then John Ashe, a former United Nations General Assembly president accused of taking bribes and preparing to testify in a possible kick-back scheme involving the Clinton’s, died as a result of a weird accident, that was first reported as a heart attack. He supposedly dropped a weightlifting bar on his throat, crushing his windpipe, in June.

As I’ve stated before – in my world, there are no coincidences.

ED. NOTE: Shortly after completing this commentary, the news broke that American Free Press Reacher Victor Thorn, a long-time researcher and critic of Hillary and Bill Clinton, has been found dead. Police reports indicate he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

So make it four since June…

Don’t Tread on Me

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reviewing if the yellow-colored Gadsden Flag with its coiled snake and “Don’t Tread on Me” text is offensive to other workers based on their beliefs. The complaint was filed by a Black worker in January 2014 after he said one of his coworkers wore a hat with the flag on it repeatedly.

The complainant said that he made his concern known to his bosses, who then asked the employee to stop wearing the hat. When the worker in question refused to stop wearing his hat, the offended employee filed a formal complaint with the EEOC, claiming racism in the workplace.

In his complaint, the man stated he “found the cap to be racially offensive to African-Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a ‘slave trader & owner of slaves.’” He also claims the flag is a “historical indicator of White resentment against Blacks stemming largely from the Tea Party.”

It is hard to forget about the racist couple, who fatally shot two Metro Police officers having lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant in July 2014, then left a Gadsden flag on the dead officers along with swastikas, before continuing their deadly rampage at a nearby Wal-Mart. Oh, wait — the cops were White as were the killers — so it is a different story and should not be a considered a part of this flag’s narrative.

In 2014, the Confederate Battle Flag came under the same attack. The debate over the flag was reignited following the June 17, 2015 shooting at a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine people dead.

Of course none of this is about the flags themselves or what they ‘represent,’ it’s all about rewriting history in favor of the Progressive movement.

Whose Really Killing Who

It pisses me off that while the LBGTQ bunch are screaming about being mistreated in the U.S. by “White, Conservative, Christians,” yet they say nothing about how Muslim’s around the world are doing horrible things to men and women based on their sexual preference. Recently, Muhammad Wisam Sankari, a gay Syrian man in Turkey was beaten, gang-raped, beheaded mutilated and left to rot in the street.

Where in the HELL is the outrage over the loss of this man’s life. So far, I haven’t heard a damned thing about this from advocates of this so-called ‘marginalized’ grouping of peoples.

Don’t accuse me of being ‘homophobic,’ when you won’t admit you should be ‘Islamophobia,’ denying the facts about who is actually killing who. You are a hypocrite if you don’t stand against this sort of crime against humanity — and hashtags, marches, protesting and bake sales aren’t gonna solve this — by calling the enemy by its name, exposing it to the sunlight of public scrutiny and calling for real action from everyone, including those from within your own base.


Opioid Crisis or Obamacare Cover-up?

While opioid dependency is real and is really happening, one needs to be careful of the claim from Progressive news outlets that banner stories which claim, “Opioid dependence leads to 3,000-percent rise in medical services.” You must also take into consideration of the beast — in this case the media and the Obama administration working hand in hand — as they search for ways to cover up the failures of Obamacare.

After all, in Illinois, Oregon and Ohio, a combined total of about 92,000 people must find a new plan. And a co-op in a fourth state, Connecticut, will last until the end of the year. Finally as  pointed out by Fair Health, which conducted this latest report, their findings are based solely on claims data but don’t paint a complete picture.

As in the Titanic’s case, it isn’t what’s on the surface that is a danger – it’s what’s below and unseen that leads to the real problem.

Obama Talks Possible U.S. Coup

It looks as if President Obama is taking his cues from his best friend, Turkish President Erdogan, who recently staged a faux-coup to help consolidate his power and remove any possible threats to his dictatorial position. While in Singapore today, to talk up his Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama claimed that under a Donald Trump presidency, the U.S. Constitution would be in danger.

“I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week, and he keeps on proving it,” Obama began. “The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that had made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he doesn’t appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, means that he’s woefully unprepared to do this job.”

“This is different than just having policy disagreements. I recognize [the Republicans] profoundly disagree with myself and Hillary Clinton on tax policy or certain elements of foreign policy,” Obama stated. “But there have been Republican presidents with whom I disagreed with, but I didn’t have a doubt they could function as president.

“I think I was right and Mitt Romney and John McCain were wrong on certain policy issues, but I never thought they couldn’t do the job,” added Obama. “[Had they won] I would have said to all Americans, ‘This is our president, and I know they’re going to abide by certain norms and rules and common sense and will observe basic decency, and have enough knowledge about economic and foreign policy and constitutional traditions and rule of law that our government will work.’”

As John F. Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

The Submissive Wife…or Not

When I saw Ghazala Khan standing next to her husband as he spoke at the DNC, waving his pocket Constitution around, and she never attempted to step up to the microphone, I thought nothing of it as I have seen that behavior in the Middle East before. The wife’s submissiveness to the husband is complete throughout much of that region.

The first time I was there, the men walked several feet ahead of the woman because that is one of the many ways a wife shows her submissiveness to her husband. The next time I was there, I saw that the roles had reversed as I observed the women walking ahead of the men.

Soon I figured out why. It was better for the woman to trip a land mine and get blown all to hell, than the man, which I thought showed a lack of courage of the husband’s part, because in my ‘world,’ the husband does everything he can to protect his wife.

So when Donald Trump questioned whether she was not “allowed” to speak, I wasn’t surprised at that. What did surprise me is the realization that he vocalize what I had already thought, but had never said.

Guess that makes me an asshole, too…

Harry Reid Skates…Again

Like the FBI’s refusal to charge Hillary Clinton with violating federal law, the Federal Election Commission has decided not punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for violating election laws – all because it isn’t worth the money. At issue was a fundraising memo Reid’s team did for 2014 Nevada lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Lucy Flores, who lost in a landslide.

The most powerful politician in the state delivered only 62 donations to Flores. And that lack of effectiveness is the reason for no FEC action. The agency voted 4-0 against pursuing action after FEC lawyers wrote a four-page memo that said Reid’s fundraising committee admitted to failing to comply with an election law requirement, but that it wasn’t worth the time or money to prosecute.

In the fundraising email, Reid didn’t include the required disclaimer that only federally compliant donations could be made.

“The Reid Committee admits that the email, which was meant to facilitate low dollar contributions, did not inform recipients that Reid was soliciting only federally compliant funds,” said the FEC memo.

“It appears that the original solicitation, which did not inform recipients that Reid was only asking for contributions that complied with the Act, violated 52 U.S.C. § 30125(e)(1)(B).” the memo continues. “However, the contributions resulting from Reid’s solicitation email appear to have been modest, and the Reid Committee attempted to remedy the violation by sending a follow-up email explaining that all contributions had to comply with the Act’s limitations and source prohibitions. Thus, in furtherance of the Commission’s priorities, relative to other matters pending on the Enforcement docket, and in light of the corrective actions taken by the Reid Committee and the modest amount in violation, the Office of General Counsel believes that the Commission should exercise its prosecutorial discretion and dismiss the violations as to Reid and his committee.”

We are a doomed nation when the rule of law can so easily be swept aside.

All Hail, Queen Hillary as History Repeats

Soon, we shall see the coronation of Queen Hillary. With the recent release of the Democratic National Committee emails by Wikileaks, showing that the DNC favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders, it is easy to see that her rise to the status of nomination is the product of a rigged and corrupt system.

Further advancing the future outcome is the open knowledge that the Republican National Committee is doing its best to deconstruct its GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. The greater the RNC damage the Trump’s campaign the greater the support for Clinton’s campaign.

Also creating an advancement for Clinton is the use (or perhaps the misuse) of the so-called ‘Third party.’ This comes from a historical perspective that shows that the third party candidate drains votes from one party, thus allowing for another party to gain the needed votes to secure the office.

On February 20, 1992, Ross Perot appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live and announced his intention to run as an independent if his supporters could get his name on the ballot in all fifty states, which they did. In the 1992 election, he received 18.9-percent of the popular vote while Bill Clinton received 43-percent against George H.W. Bush’s 37.5-percent.

Arguably, had Perot not drawn 27-percent of the vote from conservatives and 53-percent coming from moderates, it is suggested that Bush would have been reelected by four to five-percent margin over Clinton. Unfortunately I fall within the 27-percent that tossed a ballot away on a candidate that had not chance at winning.

Since there are no ‘true’ third party challengers to Clinton and at least two against Trump, simple math dictates the projected winner. And if history is any indication – I see the same thing happening again.

Thus we shall be witness to not only Hillary’s ascension to the crown, the shattering of the so-called ‘glass ceiling,’ but also the shredding of Constitutional law as she selects the next supreme Court judges, who’ll rule the bench for the next forty years or more, and continued liberty damaging policies laid out before her predecessors.

Not All Oaths Have Meaning

Originally, billed as the GOP-elite’s best idea to stop Donald Trump from being nominated, worrying he’d take his supporters and run as an independent, harming GOP efforts to win against Hillary Clinton. Nothing like a plan back-firing on its planners; I mean it isn’t all that shock that it failed, given that all the Progressive minds that supported this stupid idea.

After all, it is a ‘means nothing’ kind of oath:

“I [name] affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for president of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is. I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate nor will I seek or accept the nomination for president of any other party.”

Now, here’s an oath that means something:

“I, [name] do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the Officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God!”

And it has no expiration date.

The Mockery of Justice

For years I’ve watched this nation implode on itself with its Godless rulers and abject distain for the rule of law, denying the U.S Constitution, and denying it to be an extension of the Ten Commandments. The decision by the FBI to rewrite law through the executive branch – to violate the precepts of the Constitution even further is literally in keeping with the false teaching that there is a ‘separation’ between God, God’s law and the state.

In March 2015, it became publicly known that Hillary Clinton, during her tenure as United States Secretary of State, had exclusively used her family’s private email server for official communications, rather than official State Department email accounts maintained on federal servers. Those official communications included thousands of emails that were marked classified.

On July 5, 2016, FBI director James Comey said his agency had concluded its investigation stating that although Clinton was “extremely careless” in her “handling of very sensitive, highly classified information”, he would recommend to the Justice Department that “no charges are appropriate in this case. The following day, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed that the investigation into Clinton’s use of private email servers while secretary of state was closed without criminal charges.

By not recommending charges be laid against Clinton for violating federal law as she kept a secreted private server on which she did ‘official government business,’ flies in the face of every law abiding citizen of this nation. Instead of following the ‘rule of law,’ they decided to exonerate her actions through so-called ‘lack of intent.’

Intent is defined as, “the thing that you plan to do or achieve: an aim or purpose…” However, she set the server up intentionally, she intentionally used it to communicate government business, and she intentionally kept its use a secret. Both Comey and Lynch’s action in this matter have made a mockery of justice.

Without the rule of law there is no hope for this nation to survive as a Constitutional Republic.

‘Best Practices’ and ‘Collaboration’

A confidential Department of Justice (DOJ) memo, released February 5, 2013, says the federal government can kill an American citizen if it’s believed they are a “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo provides new details about the legal reasoning behind strikes against al-Qaida suspects abroad, including those aimed at American citizens including Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, who were both U.S. citizens and never indicted or charged with any crimes.

The memo, filled with words like ‘best practices,’ and collaboration,’ also eliminates the barriers of “geographic limitations,” and asserts the ability to “follow” the target to “a new nation.” That leaves the entire world as the battlefield, including the United States.

Couple this to the fact that the Department of Homeland Security laid the foundation on April 7, 2009 on whom it considers a terrorist. These so-called “terrorists’ include anyone who is concerned about illegal immigration, abortion, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms and veterans.

Even more nefarious is the ‘Strong Cities Network,’ which was introduced by the DOJ on September 28, 2015 in a press release, that also uses ‘best practices,’ and collaboration,’ the federal government has joined with a U.N. supported international law enforcement coalition for the claimed purpose of “strengthen[ing] community resilience against violent extremism.” Essentially, the ‘Strong Cities Network’ has the potential to grow into something complete with laws that are both foreign and adverse to the U.S. Constitution.

Now add to the mix the July 1, 2016 Executive Order, titled, “Executive Order — United States Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations Involving the Use of Force.” And while the title seems innocuous, the language of the order is broad and vague, though it too uses ‘best practices,’ and collaboration,’ freely.

But what is most striking is that this order makes no distinction between military operations “against terrorist targets outside areas of active hostilities,” and U.S. soil. The circle fully closes once the memo of February 2013 is taken into consideration; leading to the fact that all one has to do to wind-up dead is threaten “the Nation’s inherent right of self-defense…”

The Fourth Amendment Survives Another Attack

A federal judge has thrown out evidence obtained illegally through the use of a device known as a “Stingray,” “Hailstorm,’ or “Triggerfish.” The device acts by tricking cell phones in a certain range to show their location; it does this by acting as a cell phone tower.

U.S. District Judge William Pauley ruled Tuesday that defendant Raymond Lambis’ rights were violated when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used it without a warrant to find his apartment, writing, “Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen’s cell phone into a tracking device.”

“Here, the use of the cell-site simulator to obtain more precise information about the target phone’s location was not contemplated by the original warrant application,” the judge added. “If the Government had wished to use a cell-site simulator, it could have obtained a warrant.”

Under the Fourth Amendment, prosecutors must show probable cause to a judge to support specific things and persons to be searched that will show evidence of a crime. In the 1928 case of Olmstead vs. the U.S., Justice Louis Brandeis issued a warning about advances in technology, and how they would be used by the government to violate our right of privacy:

“The progress of science in furnishing the Government with means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping. Ways may someday be developed by which the Government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court, and by which it will be enabled to expose to a jury the most intimate occurrences of the home…”

The Democratic Party’s 2016 Political Platform is Set

The Democratic National Committee has written its most Progressive policy agenda in modern history. Their platform includes language on breaking up “too-big-to fail” banks and reinstating a new version of the Glass-Steagall Act, which requires commercial banking and securities activities be separated.

They’re also calling for abolishing the death penalty; and fighting for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizen’s United case, which barred the government from restricting political spending by nonprofit corporations. It also calls for the creation of a $15 per hour minimum wage, a price on carbon emissions and the complete decriminalization of marijuana.

The document also encourages the use of body cameras, the end of racial profiling, and requires the Department of Justice to investigate all questionable or suspicious police-involved shootings. What it doesn’t include is language that opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership or any other global initiative.

States Wrongly Sue Federal Government over Bathroom Ruling

Ten states have sued the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, joining a dozen other states in the latest fight over LGBTQ rights. This is such a stupid move as the states already have supremacy over the federal government and  do not have to ‘ask permission’ to ignore this ruling.

All this does is feed into the federal elitist’s belief that they have supremacy over all the 50 states, which is contradictory to the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Where Sci-Fi and Reality Meet

My first thought: “Are you shitting me?!”

Dallas Police sent in a robot with an explosive attached to it to put an end to a stand-off between officers and a cop-killing sniper. The suspect remained holed up inside a parking garage for several hours before police “blast[ed] him out.”

“We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said, “Other options would have exposed our officers in grave danger.”

This establishes a very dangerous precedent and it’s a guarantee that it’ll be modeled by other law enforcement agencies; including those within our federal government. We have slipped further into the dystopian future that science fiction authors once used to write about.

I mean what’s next? Armed drones patrolling our streets from above?

The Fourth Amendment Be Damned

The Hawthorne, California police weren’t happy that a man driving through a ‘sobriety checkpoint,’ on Sunday had rolled his window only three-quarters of the way down as he handed them his driver’s license. Nope, they wanted to show him who is in charge and demanded he roll it all the way down.

When the driver refused a California Highway Patrol officer called over a Hawthorne Police Lieutenant, who then accused the driver of not complying with “the rules of the checkpoint.” After ‘failing to comply’ for nearly 45 minutes, law enforcement officers ordered a tow truck driver to the car while the occupants remained inside.

Eventually, the driver, who showed no signs of impairment, ended his protest under arrest. The U.S. supreme Court ruled in 1990 that DUI checkpoints do not violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

King George III would be so proud…

Compromising Our Liberties Away

One day after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed he had no knowledge of his agency’s scrubbing of intelligence deemed offensive to Muslims, House Republican leaders introduced a bill that would force the DHS to recognize the source of terrorist activity, name the threat directly and take action against it. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the bill would be on the House floor next week.

The new bill was introduced by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and includes language from a bill from House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul that would require DHS to create an assistant secretary position to fight radical Islamic terrorism in the U.S. It also includes a proposal from Congressman Ted Poe that would revoke U.S. passports from members or supporters of a designated foreign terrorist organization.

In a compromise with Democrats who are pushing for tougher gun measures, the bill also includes language from Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn that would allow the attorney general to delay the transfer of guns to people who are suspected terrorists. If it passes, this means the federal government would have three days to ‘make the case’ that a gun purchase should be delayed ‘without due-process.’

While he was writing about a tax dispute between the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Penn family, Benjamin Franklin’s 1755 quote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,” fits the coming situation to a tee.

Why We Celebrate Independence Day When We Do

Richard Henry Lee, a delegate from Virginia proposed a three-step process of declaring independence and creating a confederation of States on June 7, 1776. By July 2, the Lee Resolution was brought to the Continental Congress, which established:

  1. Resolved, That these united Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
  2. That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances.
  3. That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective Colonies for their consideration and approbation.

It was debated, voted on, and ratified into law.

Our States’ independence from Great Britain was not an act by a bunch of White, elite, rich men. It was a legally binding congressional act:

“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare…”

The following day, John Adams wrote his wife Abigail:

“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

The Declaration of Independence was published and publicly read on July 4, 1776, proclaiming what had taken place only two days before. It is because the date ‘July 4’ was on the handwritten document that we came to associate the date with our State’s independence.

It wasn’t until 1870 that Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday as part of a bill to officially recognize several holidays, including Christmas. Further legislation about national holidays, including July 4, was passed in 1939 and 1941.

Because ‘Nationalism’ has long been considered a ‘dirty’ word, we are in very real danger of having our history either totally rewritten or completely denied.

California’s ‘King of Gun Control’ Strikes Again

Jus’ in time for your Independence Day weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown scribbled his signature onto six more gun-control measures making them law, while vetoing five others.

One of the new laws includes ammunition purchasers undergo a background check and registered to a statewide database. He also signed into law banning the sale of semiautomatic rifles equipped with ‘bullet buttons’ allowing the ammunition magazines to be easily detached and replaced, a ban on possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets and the loaning of guns to non-family members of guns without a background check.

He also vetoed five other measures, including an expansion of the use of restraining orders to take guns from people deemed to be dangerous. He also nixed a bill that clarified that theft of a firearm is grand theft and is punishable as a felony, another that would have required those who make guns at home to register get a state-registered serial number so the weapons could be tracked, the requirement that stolen or lost guns to be reported within five days and one limiting Californians to buying only one rifle or shotgun per month.

And like a good little Progressive, the ‘Moonbeam’ signed the gun bills ahead of a European vacation and will be out of the country through August 1.

Justice Ignored is Justice Denied

One day after striking down a portion of a pro-life law in Texas the supreme Court has made a second anti-life decision. This time the court refused to hear an appeal from the Stormans family in Washington State who are challenging a state law forcing them to sell  abortion-causing drugs that violate their conscience as Christians.

In 2007, abortion activists convinced the Washington Board of Pharmacy to pass regulations that force pharmacists in the state to dispense abortion causing drugs and the state adopted a new law making referrals for reasons of conscience illegal. The bill was signed into law by then-Governor Christine Gregoire.

The family eventually filed a lawsuit against the state for violating their First Amendment rights. After a twelve-day trial, a federal court in February 2012 struck down the law as unconstitutional, finding “abundant evidence” that the law forced religious pharmacists and pharmacy owners to violate their faith.

But last July, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision, upholding the law. That resulted in a legal battle which made its way to the Supreme Court, but the court refused to take the case — making it so the law stands.

Justices Samuel Alito, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, dissented from the denial, writing:

“[Yet] the Ninth Circuit held that the regulations do not violate the First Amendment, and this Court does not deem the case worthy of our time. If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern…”

So say your prayers – if you’re inclined – while there’s still time.

High Court Ruling Further Erodes Constitution

This past Monday, the supreme Court handed down a 6-2 ruling that a person convicted of ‎domestic abuse can lose their ‎Second Amendment right “to keep and bear arms.” The case, Voisine et al v. United States, involves two Maine residents, under state law a decade ago of committing domestic violence and later charged for violating federal law for owning guns.

The only justice who seemed to care about the Second Amendment was Justice Clarence Thomas and seeing that the case had Constitutional ramifications, he asked one of the prosecuting attorneys: “Ms. Eisenstein, just one question: can you give me — this is a misdemeanor violation, it suspends a constitutional right. Can you give me another area where a misdemeanor violation suspends a constitutional right?”

The question left Eisenstein stumped.

In the end, Thomas wrote in his dissenting opinion, “We treat no other constitutional right so cavalierly. At oral argument the Government could not identify any other fundamental constitutional right that a person could lose forever by a single conviction for an infraction punishable only by a fine.”

“I have little doubt that the majority would strike down an absolute ban on publishing by a person previously convicted of misdemeanor libel,” he added. “In construing the statute before us expansively so that causing a single minor reckless injury or offensive touching can lead someone to lose his right to bear arms forever, the Court continues to ‘relegat[e] the Second Amendment to a second-class right.’”

The supreme Courts’ decision not only validated the removal of Second Amendment protections, but it has now expanded the reasons for removing them as well.

Hillary Clinton Builds Legacy on American Deaths

The U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi released its final report comprising it’s of investigations and conclusions. It shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration was derelict in their duty to protect American diplomats and how the Obama administration contrived to misinform the public about the cause of the attack.

Despite all of this the Progressive media is crowing that the report has found no ‘new evidence’ of wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton. And worse yet, this woman could very well become our next President of the U.S.

Let’s go through the first 150 pages or so…

During deliberations within the State Department about whether and how to intervene in Libya in March 2011, Jake Sullivan listed the first goal as “avoid(ing) a failed state, particularly one in which al-Qaeda and other extremists might take safe haven.” (pg. 9)

Five of the 10 action items from the 7:30 PM White House meeting referenced the video, but no direct link or solid evidence existed connecting the attacks in Benghazi and the video at the time the meeting took place. The State Department senior officials at the meeting had access to eyewitness accounts to the attack in real-time.

The Diplomatic Security Command Center was in direct contact with the Diplomatic Security Agents on the ground in Benghazi and sent out multiple updates about the situation, including a “Terrorism Event Notification.” The State Department Watch Center had also notified Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills that it had set up a direct telephone line to Tripoli.

There was no mention of the video from the agents on the ground. Greg Hicks– one of the last people to talk to Chris Stevens before he died — said there was virtually no discussion about the video in Libya leading up to the attacks. (pg. 28)

The morning after the attacks, the National Security Council’s Deputy Spokesperson sent an email to nearly two dozen people from the White House, Defense Department, State Department, and intelligence community, stating: “Both the President and Secretary Clinton released statements this morning…Please refer to those for any comments for the time being. To ensure we are all in sync on messaging for the rest of the day, Ben Rhodes will host a conference call for USG communicators on this chain at 9:15 ET today.” (pg. 39)

Minutes before the President delivered his speech in the Rose Garden, Jake Sullivan wrote in an email to Ben Rhodes and others: “There was not really much violence in Egypt. And we are not saying that the violence in Libya erupted ‘over inflammatory videos.’” (pg. 44)

The CIA’s September 13, 2012, intelligence assessment was rife with errors. On the first page, there is a single mention of “the early stages of the protest” buried in one of the bullet points.

The article cited to support the mention of a protest in this instance was actually from September 4. In other words, the analysts used an article from a full week before the attacks to support the premise that a protest had occurred before the attack on September 11. (pg. 47)

According to Susan Rice, both Ben Rhodes and David Plouffe prepared her for her appearances on the Sunday morning talk shows following the attacks. Nobody from the FBI, Department of Defense, or CIA participated in her prep call.

While Rhodes testified Plouffe would “normally” appear on the Sunday show prep calls, Rice testified she did not recall Plouffe being on prior calls and did not understand why he was on the call in this instance. (pg.98)

A headline on the following page of the CIA’s September 13 intelligence assessment stated “Extremists Capitalized on Benghazi Protests,” but nothing in the actual text box supports that title. As it turns out, the title of the text box was supposed to be “Extremists Capitalized on Cairo Protests.”

That small but vital difference — from Cairo to Benghazi — had major implications in how people in the administration were able to message the attacks. (pg. 52)

The administration’s policy of no boots on the ground shaped the type of military assistance provided to State Department personnel in Libya. The Executive Secretariats for both the Defense Department and State Department exchanged communications outlining the diplomatic capacity in which the Defense Department SST security team members would serve, which included wearing civilian clothes so as not to offend the Libyans. (pg. 60)

When the State Department’s presence in Benghazi was extended in December 2012, senior officials from the Bureau of Diplomatic Security were excluded from the discussion. (pg. 74)

In February 2012, the lead Diplomatic Security Agent at Embassy Tripoli informed his counterpart in Benghazi that more DS agents would not be provided by decision makers, because “substantive reporting” was not Benghazi’s purpose. (pg. 77)

Emails indicate senior State Department officials, including Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and Huma Abedin were preparing for a trip by the Secretary of State to Libya in October 2012. According to testimony, Chris Stevens wanted to have a “deliverable” for the Secretary for her trip to Libya, and that “deliverable” would be making the Mission in Benghazi a permanent Consulate. (pg. 96)

In August 2012 — roughly a month before the Benghazi attacks — security on the ground worsened significantly. Ambassador Stevens initially planned to travel to Benghazi in early August, but cancelled the trip “primarily for Ramadan/security reasons.” (pg. 99)

The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff typically would have participated in the White House meeting, but did not attend because he went home to host a dinner party for foreign dignitaries. (pg. 107)

With Ambassador Stevens missing, the White House convened a roughly two-hour meeting at 7:30 PM, which resulted in action items focused on a YouTube video, and others containing the phrases “(i)f any deployment is made,” and “Libya must agree to any deployment,” and “(w)ill not deploy until order comes to go to either Tripoli or Benghazi.” (pg. 115)

After Susan Rice’s Sunday show appearances, Jake Sullivan assured the Secretary of the State that Rice “wasn’t asked about whether we had any intel. But she did make clear our view that this started spontaneously and then evolved.” (pg. 128)

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta bluntly told the committee “an intelligence failure” occurred with respect to Benghazi. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell also acknowledged multiple times an intelligence failure did in fact occur before the Benghazi attacks. (pg. 129)

Susan Rice’s comments on the Sunday talk shows were met with shock and disbelief by State Department employees in Washington. The Senior Libya Desk Officer, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, State Department, wrote: “I think Rice was off the reservation on this one.”

The Deputy Director, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, State Department, responded: “Off the reservation on five networks!” The Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, Bureau of Near East Affairs, State Department, wrote: “WH (White House) very worried about the politics. This was all their doing.” (pg. 132)

On the Sunday shows, Susan Rice stated the FBI had “already begun looking at all sorts of evidence” and “FBI has a lead in this investigation.” But on Monday, the Deputy Director, Office of Maghreb Affairs sent an email stating: “McDonough apparently told the SVTS (Secure Video Teleconference) group today that everyone was required to ‘shut their pieholes’ about the Benghazi attack in light of the FBI investigation, due to start tomorrow.” (pg. 135)

Despite President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s clear orders to deploy military assets, nothing was sent to Benghazi, and nothing was en route to Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed almost 8 hours after the attacks began. (pg. 141)

The Libyan forces that evacuated Americans from the CIA Annex to the Benghazi airport was not affiliated with any of the militias the CIA or State Department had developed a relationship with during the prior 18 months. Instead, it was comprised of former Qadhafi loyalists who the U.S. had helped remove from power during the Libyan revolution. (pg. 144)

None of the relevant military forces met their required deployment timelines. (pg. 150.) Finally, a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) sat on a plane in Rota, Spain, for three hours, and changed in and out of their uniforms four times. (pg. 154)

As I wrote on September 16, 2012: “A southern Nevada man is one of those killed in Libya during the Benghazi attack on the U.S. Embassy.  Tyrone Woods most recently lived in San Diego before moving to Henderson…” and sadly it seems everyone has forgotten those who died because of this administration’s dereliction of duty and building Hillary’s so-called ‘legacy,’ heading into 2016 presidential election cycle.

The High Court Side-steps the Real Argument

The U.S. supreme Court struck down one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women’s groups and our Progressive media continue to claim, “would have forced more than three-quarters of the state’s clinics to shut down.” This is only a part of what the legal battle was over though.

There were two provisions of the law at issue and neither were over the direct closure of these so-called ‘health clinics.’ The first said that doctors had to have local admitting privileges at nearby hospitals; the second said clinics had to upgrade their facilities to hospital-like standards.

But Justice Stephen Breyer, who is so deeply ensconced in the fundamental destruction of the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. as a whole, couldn’t see his way clear to see these two provisions as he demonstrates in his majority opinion:

“We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes. Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access, and each violates the federal Constitution.”

Where in the U.S. Constitution does it state access to abortion is a right? It doesn’t!

We no longer have a supreme Court, instead it’s a bench filled with a rubber-stamping Progressive legislative body.

Seventy-five Things Bigger than Brexit

While the news about Brexit flooded across all the various news agencies, there is one news item that is more important and it is being completely ignored — the Associated Press discovered that Hillary Clinton held dozens of meetings with political donors and other operatives during her time as secretary of State and that they were left off of her official schedule.

Documents show at least 75 meetings with longtime backers of her political efforts, the Clinton Foundation and other interests that were not included on her official calendar or whose names were not disclosed. This includes at least 114 nongovernmental officials.

The AP found the so-called ‘discrepancies’ between Clinton’s schedule and her 1,500-page official calendar by comparing notes compiled by Clinton’s aides each day. The omissions won’t amount too much are an example of excessive secrecy and a questionable mix of government business with outside interests.

We already know Hillary Clinton was enriching her personal interests through things like donations from foreign governments; a $55 million State Department grant to a university which paid her husband $16 million; and Wall Street speeches, which she’s attempting keep private as well.

Now, these 75 off-the-record meetings show dealings with financiers and CEOs of major companies, as well as major political donors, who also lobbied the government and donated to Clinton’s personal interests. This misuse of her political position to line her many pant-suit pockets should disgust any American who is awake and still values integrity.

SCOTUS Sets Obama’s Amnesty Legacy Back

The supreme Court did nothing to halt President Obama’s illegal amnesty push. The program would have shielded as many as five million illegal aliens from deportation while allowing them to legally work in the U.S.

The case, United States v. Texas, No. 15-674, concerned a 2014 executive action by the president to allow as many as five million illegal’s who are the parents of citizens or of lawful permanent residents to apply for a program that would keep them from deportation and give them work permits. Texas Governor Greg Abbott called Obama’s action “an unauthorized abuse of presidential power that trampled the Constitution.”

In February 2015, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas entered a preliminary injunction shutting down the program. The government appealed, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans affirmed the injunction.

In their briefs, Texas claimed that the president ‘had wide authority over immigration matters’, telling the justices that “the executive does have enforcement discretion to forbear from removing aliens on an individual basis.” Their problem, they argued, was with what they called a blanket grant of “lawful presence” to millions of illegals entitling them unfunded benefits.

But since the supreme Court split its opinion, the lower court opinion stands, which ought to mean the States have control over the enforcement immigration laws — specifically deportations. This would also mean the States are the only entities authorized to enforce the federally established Rules of Uniformed Naturalization.

This is all contingent on their operating constitutionally, which unfortunately, they don’t. And if the federal government operated constitutionally there would be no “exceptions” to the Uniformed Rules of Naturalization.

The solution is so simple: follow the U.S. Constitution word for word and quit trying to interpret it, forcing it to fit some agenda, as it is not a play-thing.

Where the Law Doesn’t Matter

Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Stefany Miley has denied a Las Vegas woman’s motion for a preliminary injunction after she received a one-year trespass notice from the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District as a result of openly carrying her .38-caliber pistol. Michelle Flores was given the notice at the Rainbow Library on March 16.

Her arrest lead to a meeting with Henderson Police officer Zane Simpson, and a couple of months later the Henderson library staff received a notification that read: “Generally, a person has the right to carry a gun openly, and he/she is not required to verify legal status with paperwork of any kind.”

Since then, Henderson Libraries has complied with the law. However they tried to argue that the district falls under NRS.265, which says a person shall not carry or have a dangerous weapon while on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education, a private or public school or child care facility, or while in a vehicle of a private or public school or child care facility.

They found out they were wrong.

But not to be deterred, the district quickly changed the argument from the right to ‘open carry’ to ‘disruptive conduct.’ And yet, as the districts own lawyer admits, a security guard told Flores that she was not allowed to bring her firearm into the library upon return visits and furthermore, the trespass notice given to Flores by library staff did not state that as the reason for her one-year ban.

Despite all this, Judge Miley somehow concluded that the evidence indicated that the trespass notice was a result of her disruptive behavior agreeing with the library’s attorney who went on to claim about Nevada’s open carry gun law, “The law at issue applies to counties, towns and cities. This is a library district. It is not a city, it’s not a town, (and) it’s not a county.”

But according to the law, the district isn’t permitted to restrict the open carry of firearms as noted in part by Senate Bill 175, signed into law last year: “…expanding the rights and powers reserved for the Legislature relating to the regulation of firearms and ammunition; requiring the governing bodies of certain political subdivisions of this State to repeal certain ordinances and regulations; authorizing a person adversely affected by the enforcement of such an ordinance or regulation to seek declarative and injunctive relief and damages; providing that such a person is entitled to certain damages , which reserves the authority to regulate the possession of firearms solely to the state Legislature.”

Yet, somehow Judge Miley claims a simple posting on the library door reading, ‘firearms prohibited’ “clearly indicates” openly carried guns in a publicly funded building is unlawful and that such signage supersedes Nevada state law.

A Progressive is a Progressive is a Progressive

Senate Republicans say they’re going to bring a ‘compromise gun control bill’ to the floor, possibly by the end of this week. This comes after lawmakers defeated four gun-grabbing measures, each a knee-jerk response to the terrorist attack in Orlando, jus’ yesterday.

In fact, Progressive GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to hold a vote on legislation sponsored by fellow Progressive, GOP Senator Susan Collins.

“Essentially we believe if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun,” Collins said.

It would authorize the federal government to block gun purchases by people who appear on the “no-fly” list or who are on a “selectee” list that requires them to receive extra scrutiny before flying. Collins’s bill uses a smaller list of 109,000 ‘suspected’ individuals and not the full terror watch list.

So, to hell with the U.S. Constitution and to hell with ‘due process,’ as the Senate continues to sacrifice our God-given liberty’s in order to keep ‘Americans us safe.’ If this passes, paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, we deserve neither liberty not security.

The Truth About Harry ‘Assault Weapons’ Reid

In 2010 Senator Harry Reid received a lot of financial help from the NRA, in fact Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre came to Nevada to help Reid get reelected. And proving what sort of personal character he embodies – Reid has time and again done his best to distance himself from the organization – especially when it is politically expedient.

In fact, Reid attacked the NRA, the GOP and another gun-rights group in a speech shortly after the Orland terror attack:

“Yet in spite the public’s demand for action Senate Republicans continue to cower – cower before the NRA and the Gun Owners of America. The NRA is bad, really bad. Gun Owners of America is even worse than bad. These two organizations are competing — seeing just how extreme they can be in pushing for more guns and fewer protections,” Reid said.

What most people don’t know is that in 2009 Harry Reid was instrumental in building the largest gun park in the world under the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, at a cost of $61,000,000 of taxpayer money — Clark County Shooting Complex. And while the Complex rents ‘assault weapons,’ they don’t describe them as such but rather as “rifles.”

One of the more their popular rentals is the Beretta ARX100, which is comparable to the AR-15, (that’s Armalite Rifle 15, not Assault Rifle 15.) They both shoot the same ammunition (.223) and can be loaded with a 30-round magazine.

From Beretta’s website: “This rifle was designed to be completely ambidextrous, and all the critical controls on it may be operated right- or left-handed. These include the 2-position safety, the magazine release, the bolt release and charging handle and the case-ejection selector, which determines whether spent brass is ejected to the right or left.

The flip-up backup sights that come standard on the ARX100 are also versatile, offering an easily-adjustable diopter system ranged from 100 to 800 yards. The barrel is also easily replaceable in seconds, making is possible to use different lengths and calibers without any tools required.

Lastly, the folding stock is adjustable for length of pull at the touch of a button, using a simple and rugged telescopic construction.”

As you can see, Harry Reid isn’t interested in stopping what he calls the ‘extreme’ activities of the two groups – rather it’s all about the money and the power.

Four Senate Gun Control Bills on Tap

The U.S. Senate plans to vote tomorrow on four gun-control bills as part of a Justice Department spending bill. This vote is so important to Progressives that Presidential candidate and current Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders will be casting his first Senate votes since January.

One bill from Senator John Cornyn would require that law enforcement be alerted when anyone on the terror watch list attempts to buy a weapon from a licensed dealer. If the buyer’s been investigated for terrorism within the past five years, the attorney general could block a sale for up to three days while a court reviews the sale.

Another popularly known as the “no-fly, no-buy” amendment from Senator Dianne Feinstein would allow the attorney general to deny a gun sale to anyone if she has a ‘reasonable belief’ that the buyer is likely to engage in terrorism. ‘Reasonable belief’ is a lesser standard than ‘probable cause.’

An amendment by Senator Chris Murphy would close the “gun show loophole” by requiring every gun purchaser to undergo a background check, and to expand the background check database. And finally, an amendment authored by Senator Chuck Grassley would make it more difficult to add mentally ill people to the background check database, giving people suspected of serious mental illness a process to challenge that determination.

All four bills must first gain at least 60 votes to overcome procedural hurdles before heading to debates and final votes. And lastly, to prove that the elites in Congress are hungry for more power and control, none of these four proposals would have stopped the Orlando terrorist from buying his weapons had they been in place – and it is even more doubtful that any of them will halt a future attack.

We are living in dangerous times, not only from possible terror, but also from further encroachment upon our God-given civil liberties.

We Are Governmental Slaves

The U.S. national debt has exceeded $19 trillion, more than $58,000 for each person who lives in the U.S. today including children. The main culprit behind the rising deficits and debt is growing federal spending — especially among Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare.

Furthermore, the Congressional Budget Office projects that outlays will grow from $3.7 trillion to $6.4 trillion in 2026. Moreover, spending growth’s expected to outpace economic growth, growing from 20.7 percent of gross domestic product to 23.1 percent of GDP by 2026.

Deficits will reach the trillion-dollar level by 2022 and continue growing from there. In total, the federal government’s projected to rack up an additional $9.4 trillion in deficit spending over the next decade and that the debt will be $26.3 trillion by the end of the decade.

We Now Have One Party Rule

Here’s why I keep saying that there is no difference between the Republican Party and the Democrats. House Speaker Paul Ryan told the HuffPo regarding Donald Trump’s claim that he’d ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.:

“That’s a legal question that there’s a good debate about. On the broader question, are we going to exert our Article I powers and reclaim this Article I power no matter who the president is? Absolutely, I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers.”

Oddly – though he claims he would sue ‘any president,’ — he has yet to ‘sue’ President Obama with regard to his federal overreach. Unfortunately, it seems more and more that we have a one party ruling class — and then we have Trump.

There are at least 76 times Obama has unlawfully overreached his executive powers, so we’re waiting Mr. Speaker for you to act.

The Wall in Between

The man, who killed 49 Americans at a Orlando nightclub, came from a network of radical mosques shielded from federal investigators. FBI agents were helpless to stop the terrorist because of constraints imposed on them by the Obama administration.

Since 2012, Department of Homeland Security has routinely shut down investigations over concerns for the civil rights of the individuals or organizations. These restrictions were officially published in “The FBI Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.”

The guidelines say:

“Extremist speech rarely is [consequential enough for an investigation] unless it incites imminent lawless activity or constitutes a true threat…”

“FBI training must emphasize the protection of civil rights and civil liberties … [a suspects’s] mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a determination that the associated individual is acting in furtherance of the organization’s illicit objective(s)…”

“[FBI] Training must focus on behavioral indicators that have a potential nexus to terrorist or criminal activity, while making clear that religious expression, protest activity, and the espousing of political or ideological beliefs are constitutionally protected activities that must not be equated with terrorism or criminality absent other indicia of such offenses…”

“Relevant training material and feedback must be solicited from other agencies or FBI audiences who have received training, and when feasible, feedback should be solicited from knowledgeable community partners [including Islamic political groups].”

Along with the guidelines, officials purged the words “jihad,” “Muslim,” “Islam,” “caliphate,” “Muslim Brotherhood,” “al Qaeda” and “Shariah.” This all began in 2009 when officials decided to delete or change several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS.)

Officials also deleted 67 critical documents related to a Islamic terror network connected through a system of mosques throughout the U.S. linked. National security and law enforcement agencies were also ordered to reach out to Muslim political activists (like The Council on American–Islamic Relations or CAIR) and include them in the investigative process.

Meanwhile, President Obama continues to blame the ‘gun.’

Selling Our Security

Iran says it’s reached a deal to buy passenger planes from U.S. plane maker Boeing, contingent upon the approval of Congress.  Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, with revenues expected to surge past $96 billion this year.

“Follow the money” is a common refrain about political activity and Boeing is a major GOP donor.  For the 2014 campaign cycle, the company gave about 60 percent of its whopping $3,250,000 in donations to the GOP

Republican leadership colluded with the White House and congressional Democrats to enact a law — the Corker-Cardin Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act — that guaranteed Obama would be authorized to lift sanctions against Iran. The rigged law authorizes President Obama to lift sanctions while blocking any resolution of congressional disapproval.

It is so fatiguing to watch the so-called ‘elite’ in Washington D.C. sell our nations security as they line their personal pockets.

Another Failed Gun Narrative

Once again the same-stream Progressive media’s got it wrong and as usual the anti-gunners swallow every drop of the pabulum that’s being spoon fed to the American public:

  • “AR-15 Rifle Used in Orlando Massacre Has Bloody Pedigree,” an NBC News headline reads.
  • “Orlando Shooting Puts Spotlight on AR-15 Rifle,” Newsweek declared.
  • The Washington Post offered, “The history of the AR-15, the weapon that had a hand in the United States’ worst mass shooting.”

The radical Islamic terrorist didn’t actually use an AR-15 to carry out the insidious at a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead and dozens more injured. He was armed with a Sig Sauer MCX carbine.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina initially described the weapon as an “AR-15-style assault rifle” but press outlets ran with the classification, dropping “style” from the description. This of course, will make no difference at all to the polimedia, who don’t particularly care about factual accuracy and who likely wouldn’t be able to tell an AR-15 from a toaster oven if their lives depended on it.

Where Are the Progressive Protestors?

Last June, a murderer walked into a Charleston South Carolina church and killed nine people. Shortly after photos began surfacing on the Internet of gunman with a Confederate flag.

Confederate flags were immediately pulled off store shelves and removed Internet retail sites. Progressives also began defacing statutes and other historic monuments, forcing some to be removed entirely.

So now, following the murders of 50 people at the hands of an American-born Islamic Jihadi, will those same Progressives begin calling for mosques to be torn down? Will they begin defacing them is the officialdom doesn’t move fast enough for them? Will there be protests and will they burn the ISIS flag? Will they protests at all?


Instead Progressives are calling for ‘tolerance and understanding,’ thus proving once again that not all violent activities against American citizens are equal. It also goes to show that they don’t care about all peoples – only those that fit their agenda.

Black lives matter — but Gay lives — not so much to Progressives.

Understanding the Lord’s Prayer

As our Jewish friends around the nation celebrate Shavuot, I got to thinking about the Lord’s Prayer. It’s possibly the most well-known and recited set of verses in the bible and can be found in Matthew 6:9-13.

Unfortunately, it may also be the least understood set of verses as it’s offered up so often by memory. Rarely is it taught — especially in more formalized gatherings of the body of Christ — that the Lord’s Prayer is but a model demonstrating how we are to pray to our Heavenly Father.

“Our Father, who art in heaven” teaches us who to address in prayer. “Hallowed be thy name” calls us to respect and to humility, and is a reminder that we are to worship and revere God as he is holy.

“Thy kingdom come; thy will be done, on earth as in heaven” reminds us to pray in alignment with Gods will and not jus’ our own selfish desires. “Give us this day our daily bread” encourages us to ask God to meet our daily needs and serves to remind us theat worry is an unnecessary action.

“And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us” reminds us to confess our wrongs to God and to also forgive others as we’ve been forgiven by God. And in conclusion to the Lord’s Prayer, “And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil” is a plea for help in achieving victory over our shortcomings, moral failures and against the evil that resides in this world.

Often this prayer is ended with an “Amen, which simply means meaning ‘so be it.’ Also, and though it is not believed to be a part of original biblical text, there are some denominations which add a short praise line known as a doxology, “For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.”

When Law Violates Law

“Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all.” — Maximilien Robespierre

So goes Proposition 47, also known as the ‘Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.’ It’s a referendum passed by voters of California in 2014.

It categorized several ‘nonviolent’ felonies into  misdemeanors. By the following year, San Diego’s police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, had come to describe Prop 47 as “a virtual get-out-of-jail-free card.”

She also expressed concern about the criminals who exploit Proposition 47 to commit crimes.

For example, one criminal in San Bernardino brought a calculator into a store to avoid stealing more than $950 worth of goods, while another man in Palm Springs was caught with a stolen gun valued at $625. Police reports show that when the arresting officer explained he would not be taken to jail but given a ticket he reacted, “But I had a gun. What is wrong with this country?”

Good question. Prop 47 does nothing to protect the owner of the property being stolen and that’s where “the inalienable right of man” is being violated.

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment reads in part, “…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

You Are What You Eat

No doubt that at some point in your life you’ve heard someone say, “That baby is so cute I could eat them up.” Well, be careful what you wish for as a number of famous companies including Pepsi, Sanofi Pasteur, Nestle, Glaxo smithkline, Kraft, Amgen, Cadbury Adams, Genetech, Merck, Neocutis are working with California-based Semonyx using tissue from aborted babies to make flavor additives in processed foods and other products.

They include:

All Pepsi soft drinks
Sierra Mist soft drinks
Mountain Dew soft drinks
Mug root beer and other soft drinks
No Fear beverages
Ocean Spray beverages
Seattle’s Best Coffee
Tazo beverages
AMP Energy beverages
Aquafina water
Aquafina flavored beverages
DoubleShot energy beverages
Frappuccino beverages
Lipton tea and other beverages
Propel beverages
SoBe beverages
Gatorade beverages
Fiesta Miranda beverages
Tropicana juices and beverages
All coffee creamers
Maggi Brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles
Black Jack chewing gum
Bubbaloo bubble gum
Bubblicious bubble gum
Freshen Up Gum
Sour Cherry Gum
Sour Apple Gum
Sour Cherry Blasters
Fruit Mania
Bassett’s Liquorice
Maynards Wine Gum
Swedish Fish
Swedish Berries
Juicy Squirts
Original Gummies
Fuzzy Peach
Sour Chillers
Sour Patch Kids
Mini Fruit Gums
Certs breath mints
Halls Cough Drops
Bio-Gel Prevedem Journee
Bio-Serum Lumiere
Bio Restorative Skin Cream

And here you’ve been bitching about all the genetically modified foods introduced into our unsuspecting world. Welcome to ‘Soylent Green.”

My Challenge to Me

Recently, I issued a challenge to myself to post more patriotic items than news items on Facebook:

“Over the weekend, somewhere between a silly thousand foot water slide and the excessively loud roar of thundering motorbikes, I came to realize that we don’t need more ‘news feeds’ to worsen or moods — we need “feeds of patriotic encouragement.” And we need them from one another because neither the government nor the media can or will do it for us.”

Unfortunately, I forgot that patriotic fervor is useless when we don’t know or understand why we feel about our nation as we do. Such enthusiasm is nothing more than nationalism as those in the Progressive party like to express it.

That patriotic devotion that beats within your breast and mine is good for the nation – and bad for the Statist. The only way we can avoid this Progressive pitfall is through educating each other.

Not only must we know and understand our history beyond our founding documents and their authors, we must know what is happening in our lives now. If we study each at the same time, we are sure to see how we have slipped from our mantle of greatness into a debauched society.

Furthermore, we will see the narrow path and the wide gate which leads the way back to being that shining city on the hill once again.

The Battle for Nevada Cities

The U.S. Marines and Chinese forces faced off four months before the end of the Korean War in a battle that’s considered among of the bloodiest of the Korean War. For five days, beginning March 26, 1953, the Chinese army launched wave after wave of attacks on the Nevada Cities complex.

The complex included outposts named Vegas, Reno and Carson and were manned by elements of the 1st Marine Division. The complex got its name after Lieutenant Colonel Tony Caputa was overheard saying “it’s a gamble if we can hold them.”

A rifle platoon of 40 Marines and two Hospital Corpsmen manned each outpost. Over 250-yards of trench line surrounded each position, ranging from four to eight-feet in depth followed by two parallel lines of barbed wire laid beyond the trench works.

Earlier on the day of the 26th, and by chance, Marine tanks and artillery had been positioned along the Main Line of Resistance (MLR) to support an infantry raid to destroy Chinese bunkers scheduled for the next morning, designated “Operation Clambake.” The MLR in this case was the roughly along the same 38th Parallel, which separates South and North Koreas.

Small arms and machine gun fire erupted from the Chinese positions against the Marines’ position atop Vegas at 7 p.m. This was followed by 15 minutes of mortar and artillery fire on the Marines’ rear areas and supply routes along the MLR.

Ten minutes after attacking the rear area over 3,500 Chinese soldiers swarmed towards the three outposts. Marine artillery responded to the attacks, however overwhelming Chinese numbers forced the Marines to abandon Vegas’ outer ring of less easily defended trenches.

Within 40 minutes much of the communication between Vegas and 1st Battalion Command Post had been lost and by 7:50 p.m., more than 100 Chinese soldiers occupied the lower trenches of outpost Vegas. Finally, at 11:57 p.m., all communications was lost with Vegas and all the Marines still there were either killed or captured.

By the fifth hour of combat, the Chinese attack had been somewhat successful. They had captured Vegas and Reno and Marine reinforcements to those outposts had been thwarted, yet Carson was still controlled by the Marines.

Shortly after midnight of the 27th, the Marines made an effort to recapture Vegas, but the lead platoon only managed to get close enough to confirm that Vegas was in enemy hands and by three in the morning, the remaining Marine elements had fallen back to the MLR.

After the Marines abandoned their initial attempts to fight their way to Vegas, observation planes were sent in to direct fire for both ground artillery and Marine and U.S. Air Force aircraft. This fire began at nine a.m. and was directed at Chinese artillery located behind their front lines as well as Chinese fortifications atop Vegas.

This was followed shortly afterwards by an assault by the Marines; however, they never reached their objective, pulling back with only nine able-bodied Marines remaining. At the same time, a company of Marines found itself pinned down along the lower slopes of Vegas.

With the help of air support, it took the Marines four-hours to gain control of the lower slopes of Vegas. Thirteen minutes later the Marines had “gone over the top” of the outpost’s hill, gaining control by 1:22 p.m. and securing the outpost by 3 p.m.

That night, an hour or so before midnight, with more than 200 wounded Marines being treated at a makeshift hospital on the slope of Vegas, it was learned that the Chinese were gathering for massive charge. Armed with as many grenades as they could carry, wounded Marines threw the explosives down the slope slowing the Chinese attack.

For two more days the Chinese continued to try and take back Vegas. The attacks eventually came to a stop on March 30 as Marine artillery pounded Chinese positions.

The Battle for Nevada Cities was over.

In the end the Marines lost nearly 70-percent of their total strength with 1,015 casualties including those killed, missing or wounded. Chinese losses included over 6,500 killed, wounded and captured.

The Illegality of Running Mates

We no longer have an understanding of our electoral system and it has been like this since Dwight Eisenhower was in office. The 12th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution instructs us on how the vice-president is to have a separate election from the presidential election:

“The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate.”

Instead, we now have both the office of president and the vice-president running on the same ticket as ‘running mates.’ This is further worsened by the very fact that the vice-presidential candidate’s selection isn’t through the electoral college,  but rather by a political party, which are actually a private corporations.

Georgiana Pomeroy’s Bible

Since I was in town, I stopped at local book store to have a look around. As I drifted aimlessly from one section to another, looking, pausing to pull an interesting looking tome from the shelf, I discovered a book that appeared out of place.

1875 Holly Bible 001

Upon a closer examination it was a Holy Bible tucked between two larger volumes on the history of World War II. The binding was stiff, so I opened it as gently a possible to have a look at the title page:

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Continuing to leaf through it I also located an extremely faded inscription, written in leaded-pencil. The writing is a beautiful and delicate cursive, that is typical of previous generations and which reads:

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Deeper still inside the bible, between the end of the Old Testament and the start of the New Testament, are two pages labeled with the heading of ‘Family Record.’ On each page are the subheadings, ‘Marriages,’ ‘Births,’ and ‘Deaths.’

Under the marriage subheading it reads:

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Under births:

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And finally, under deaths:

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In the back of the Bible, on the insert is written in ink, the inscription:


An Internet search shows that Georgiana Pomeroy was born in 1862 in Canada. U.S census records show that between July 1870 and June 1880, she lived at 190 Curtis Street in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado, with her father Thomas, stepmother and brother Richard.

A 1904 book, edited by John Thomas Brown, states that Thomas was instrumental in the founding of the Central Christian Church of Denver in 1871. A year later, this church disbanded and the Church at Denver was formed two years later, again under the direction of Thomas.

Those services were held over a saloon and that necessitated a new sanctuary. By 1874, the church had built a new place of worship, complete with a baptistery.

It was there that on April 23, 1874, that the first baptisms within the Church at Denver took place – including “Miss Georgie Pomeroy,” Thomas’ daughter. The same book also mentions a “Mrs. Ann Pomeroy,” whose name is written in under deaths.

Still known as the Central Christian Church at Denver, this much-storied and historical ‘body of Christ’ can be found at 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive.  And you know I’d love to return this cherished bible to the family should they want it.

In the Spectrum

“It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.” — Revelation 13:16-17

For years we’ve allowed our pets to be microchipped through a massive program backed by a federal push. Oddly, the SPCA of Northern Nevada is next door to the Regional Emergency Operation Center on Spectrum Blvd., in Reno.

There is nothing nefarious about the two agencies being side-by-side – it’s simply an observation. However, the term ‘spectrum’ comes from the process of regulating the use of radio frequencies for ‘social benefit,’ and microchips are little more than a tiny radio transmitter.

A recent NBC News report is now promoting the idea that since microchipping our pets is a good idea, we should be doing it to our children as well. According to the report, they say that the public will accept microchips as easily as we accept bar codes on consumer items.

When bar codes first came out in the late 1960s, people were fearful of them because they didn’t understand how they worked, but now it’s so commonplace, we don’t even think about them as we shop. If history repeats, it will go from being technology adopted for its ‘convenience and safety’ to mandatory – or else.

Eleven States Sue the Federal Government

Eleven states are suing the federal government over the Obama administration’s directive for transgender students’ bathroom use. The order, telling schools to let students use bathrooms based on gender identity, runs “roughshod over common-sense policies protecting children,” according to the lawsuit.

The Justice Department said in 2014 that discrimination against transgender people was barred under federal laws that prevent discrimination based on sex. The administration has also pointed to a recent federal appeals court ruling in Richmond, Virginia that buttressed that view.

A Justice Department spokeswoman said the agency is reviewing the complaint, and added, “the federal government has strong legal foundations to uphold the civil rights of transgender Americans.”

The lawsuit is the latest front in a battle over the rights of transgender people, which erupted when North Carolina passed a law on March 23 requiring transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex on their birth certificate. North Carolina and the Obama administration then filed dueling lawsuits over the state’s bathroom law, in a legal case that may settle for good the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects transgender people.

The states – including the eleven in this case — must stop asking the King’s Court for the authority to rule against the King! After all as the 10th Amendment clearly states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

We are a union of free and independent states and it is time our representatives started acting like it! It’s time to tell our King and his Court to go ‘pound sand.’

Principles Above Personality

Chris Kyle, the subject of ‘American Sniper’ is again being accused of embellishing his military record. According to ‘The Intercept’ (an online Progressive news site,) Kyle exaggerated the number of honors he received.

“All told,” Kyle wrote in his book, “I would end my career as a SEAL with two Silver Stars and five Bronze [Stars], all for valor.”

Murdered by a fellow military veteran after leaving the service, Kyle supposedly embellished his military record claims the report.  It goes on to say that during his 11 years of military service and four deployments, Kyle earned only one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with Valor.

While I’m not looking to drag a true American hero’s name through the mud, this serves as a perfect example of why it is important to place principles above personality. Whether he did or didn’t exaggerate doesn’t matter – men and women are fallible while articles of faith, like the 10 Commandments, and natural law are not.

Legally, There is No Such Thing as a Federal Death Penalty

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will seek the death penalty for the suspect in the June 2015 Charleston Church Shootings. Dylann Roof is charged in the South Carolina attack that killed nine people.

“The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

While I personally believe in the death penalty, it is not within the U.S. Constitutional authority of the DOJ.  That power is reserved in this case only to the state in which this crime was committed.

Reasonably Be Consumed

It is stuff like this leaves my blood boiling. In yet another federal overreach, we are seeing our God-given sovereignty and liberties eroded and not one federal representative has a single word to say against such encroachment.


Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 10

Docket No. FDA-2004-N-0258 (formerly Docket No. 2004N-0456)

RIN 0910-AF23

Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion; Dual-Column Labeling; Updating, Modifying, and Establishing Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed; Serving Size for Breath Mints; and Technical Amendments

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule to define a single-serving container; require dual-column labeling for certain containers; update, modify, and establish several reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs); amend the label serving size for breath mints; and make technical amendments to various aspects of the serving size regulations. We are taking this action to provide consumers with more accurate and up to date information on serving sizes

DATES: Effective date: The final rule becomes effective on July 26, 2016.

Compliance date: The compliance date of this final rule is July 26, 2018, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales, and July 26, 2019, for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales. See Section IV, Effective and Compliance Dates, for more detail.

The federal government does not have the power nor the authority to make such rulings.  Regulations like these are far worse than those established by King George III which brought his subjugated colonies to war against Great Britain thus birthing the United States.  When shall we tire of this illegal and illegitimate federal monarchy and take back our rightful authority and power over it?

It is time for the state’s to say no to such overreaching. As for me — I shall eat until I’m full and should I desire — until I make myself ill and I will allow no federal monarchy to interfere in my private activities!

Slow Lines and Missed Flights to Cost Taxpayers

Back in September 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was accused of colluding to create traffic jams by closing lanes at a main toll plaza for the upper level of the George Washington Bridge. The same-stream Progressive media jumped on the story claiming the resulting lines of backed-up traffic were a result of a political vendetta.

However that same branch of the Progressive movement in the U.S. has yet to connect the dots between the recent refunding of one federal agency and the inconveniences it has caused over the past couple of years. This is because it doesn’t fit the narrative that the federal government wants put forth.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) received final Congressional approval for its request to re-allocate $34 million funds to increase security officers at airport security checkpoints. The refunding comes as lines grow longer at security checkpoints and both passengers and airlines complain to Congress about the number of missed flights.

For their part, the TSA claims that the number of passengers has increased nearly 12 percent since 2011, while the number of screeners has declined by 12 percent since the same time period. Obviously, long-lines, increased wait times and missed flights are more of a concern to Congress than the fact that the TSA not about keeping us safe from terrorists, but about keeping us in fear and under constant control.

Originally, the TSA was supposed to only be in airports for a two-year period beginning in 2003. After that the airport would be allowed to hire its own private security, replacing the TSA.

When the time period expired, several airports did remove the TSA. However as more and more airports joined the removal process, the agency decided not to leave, citing a Department of Justice notice that threatened to make the airspace above and around the facility into a ‘no-fly zone.’

So, in essence, we have one unconstitutional federal agency propping up another unconstitutional federal agency. Meanwhile, we also have the federal government claiming to control airspace around us and worse – Congress has done nothing about this since 2003.

Also, when you purchase a plane ticket you are now forced to nullify your Fourth Amendment right, thus allowing a warrantless search of your person, papers and property. This all makes no sense once you realize that a private plane leaving the same airport as any commercial airliner is not subject to the same illegal screenings rules, meaning anything and anyone can be aboard that unscreened private plane.

We can criticize the alphabet agencies within the federal government all we want for this, but the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of a complacent Congress which has willfully neglected it primary duty, which is to protect the U.S. Constitution. And it’s time to start calling out the members of Congress by name when they fail at their obligation.

In this case, lodge your complaints with Senator’s John Hoeven (R-ND) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH.)


“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” 

— Revelation 3:15-17 (NIV)

Lukewarm water is disgusting to drink. Unfortunately, America has become like lukewarm water because it no longer stands for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and this indifference has led to apathy.

All across this nation there are people who believe that their material wealth and the number of personal possessions they own are a sign of God’s blessings. However by openly neglecting to stand for God before money or things, the U.S. has become hardened and self-satisfied and is now destroying itself.

Our wealth, our luxury and ease of life has left us complacent and vulnerable not only to outside forces, but extremely ripe for destruction from within. God is going to discipline this once great nation for our indifference towards Him and we should be fearful of His wrath.

The Redemption of Ridenhour

Ridenhour slid from the bar stool and stumbled outside onto the sidewalk. The street was empty and the early morning air bit into his exposed face as he staggered homeward.

He had become the town drunk in less than three years. That was the same amount of time he’d spent trying to drown his sorrow without success.

The Lady Luck was promising – the dirt the five men had pulled from the 300 foot shaft showed a lot of color. While they’d struck a silver vein, they’d also tapped into a gold ledge running parallel with the vein.

For nearly five months they toiled to bring out the dirt and rock for their three-piston stamp mill. They knew they were on the verge of striking it rich – that’s when disaster struck.

A massive collapse left four of the five men buried at the end of the tunnel. Only Ridenhour survived and he was now certain that it was more of a mistake then luck on his part.

He had returned to the small shack that doubled as an office and storage. Ridenhour had forgotten to call his wife Sally before heading into the mine.

But that was three years ago. And now Ridenhour had nothing left — no wife and no home save the small shack that remained a couple of hundred yards from the Lady Luck’s entrance.

Ridenhour wanted nothing more than to flop down on the rusty metal framed bed with its lump-filled and odor-ridden mattress to sleep off yet another drunk. But it wasn’t to be.

Noise and voices disturbed his unfit sleep. And by the time he pulled his boots on and made it outside the sun had already been up an hour.

Amassed near the mines gaping mouth was a collection of official cars and trucks. The town’s police chief, the county sheriff and his deputies and every fire truck in the region.

Ridenhour considered returning to his uncomfortable bed but curiosity got the better of him and he decided to walk over and find out what was going on.

Perhaps it was out of memory or some sort of premonition but Ridenhour grabbed his hard hat with its carbide battery lamp before heading to where several of the towns people had gathered to watch the goings-on.

He leaned more than stood as he listened. The state patrol car was nearly the perfect height for him to rest against as the world still lost its equilibrium form time-to-time.

Though he mind was still heavily laced with booze from the all-night and early morning bender, he understood that a child had disappeared from her backyard and her foot steps lead into the long-unused tunnel. And now those in charge were determining the best approach to entering the ink-black opening without getting and of the rescuers injured or killed.

Ten minutes passed, then half an hour, followed by more than 45 minutes and still not a single rescuer had started into the mine. It became too much for Ridenhour to witness.

“Well, enough of this crap!” he said aloud though no one was listening to him, “I ain’t waiting’ ‘round for this damned hole to take another soul!”

Without permission or intervention, Ridenhour walked the few steps from the hood of the car he’d been leaning against and into the darkness of the once prosperous mine. As he did, he donned his helmet and switched the headlamp on – disappearing into the ink-like blackness.

Behind him he heard the angry and concerned shouts of disapproval. But he knew that there was very little they could do to stop him, so he ignored the threats of arrest and physical abuse from the group of would-be rescuers.

Much of his drunk wore off within minutes of his decision to take action. It was the clearest his mind – his soul – had felt since the collapsed killed his friends, co-workers and employees.

Moving carefully between the rough-hewn walls, he felt a real sense of purpose for the first time in ages. He knew this mine, this deadly Lady Luck, and he had grown determined not to allow it to take even one more life than it already had.

Soon he found who he was looking for: the small girl-child, huddled against the far wall near the collapse, an unlit candle in her hand. At first she didn’t move as his lamp’s light broke across her face.

Her deep blue eyes seemed unfocused and her cheeks had the rosiness of carbon monoxide poisoning. This gave Ridenhour a pause as he feared the worst.

That fear lasted but a second as the child jumped up and ran to him. Without hesitation he scooped her in his arms and turned back towards the entrance.

Minutes later the pair emerged from the old mine shaft to shouts of joy and happiness. He placed the child in the arms of her waiting mother and continued heading towards the shack.

“What’s the big idea risking that girl’s life by walking in there like that?!” barked the sheriff.

“Got tired of waiting for you pansies to go in and get her!” he hollered without looking back, “Besides, I still gotta bit of drunk to sleep off!”

The Fallacy of the ‘Federal Abortion Law’

This is a great learning moment that came shortly after I posted this ‘news item’ to my Facebook page:

“Oklahoma’s legislature has passed a bill criminalizing abortion procedures in the state. The bill would penalize anyone found to have performed an abortion with up to three years in prison and revoke the licenses of doctors who take part unless done to save the mother. Governor Mary Fallin has not said whether she’ll sign the bill into law.”

My friend Judy responded, “I’m all for less abortion, but that seems a little extreme.”

A while later another friend named Amy chimed in, “I agree with Judy. Also, how can a state law ignore federal law???”

My response wasn’t to address the states action about what’s considered ‘extreme.’ Rather I pointed out the true fallacy:

“The federal law doesn’t exist constitutionally. It is instead simply an opinion made by the SCOTUS, but never enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Finally, the power is left to the states because of the 10th Amendment which states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.””

Obama’s Executive Overreach is Tyranny

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new regulation that increases the salary threshold for paid overtime from less than $455 per week to $913 per week. Currently, salaried workers are only entitled to overtime pay if they make less than $23,660 annually.

Employees who earn yearly salaries of $47,476 or less will be entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week. The new rule takes effect December 1, 2016, after that, companies will be watched and audited to make sure they are in compliance.

The Obama administration also took the step of ensuring the threshold will be updated automatically, every three years, by indexing it to salary growth in the lowest income region of the country. Also for the first time, the rule will allow bonuses and incentive payments to count toward up to 10-percent of the new salary level.

This new Labor Department policy should be challenged because the Executive branch, to which the DOL belongs, does not have the power to create employee compensation regulations. And while the federal government has often usurped powers not delegated to it via the Legislative branch, in this case, Congress did not pass any legislation expanding the conditions under which employers would be required to pay overtime to their employees.

This new rule came after a memorandum from Obama directing it to do so. Therefore, instead of executing a law passed by Congress, the president effectively legislated by executive memorandum.

Obama took this action despite the fact that the Constitution mandates that all legislative power be vested in the Congress as directed in the 10th Amendment, which reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States [i.e., the federal government] by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Reading through the Constitution from beginning to end, no language is found that even remotely suggests that any branch of the federal government has the power to regulate salaries or any other part of the relationship between the employer and employee. That authority’s reserved to the states and to the people.

Shame on Congress for failing to act against such tyranny.

The Constitutional Problems of ‘Interpretation,’ Opinion’ and ‘Bureaucracy’

We to start calling our Congressmen and women ‘Representatives’ because they ‘only represent us,’ they are not our Lords and Masters, that the supreme Court IS a branch of government, subject to checks and balances, to the dismissal of judges, that ‘supreme’ at the front of their office is an adjective while Court is the noun, and they only issue rulings in the form of opinion and NOT law, that the Senate follows the House of Representatives in the formation of bills and budgets, and that the Executive Branch doesn’t have unlimited power, and that it is the people through the states that has delegated power to the three branches of federal government and that delegation can be withdrawn at anytime.

Further, a Progressive education system and the Progressive media have pushed the idea that the U.S. Constitution is an outdated document, which simply isn’t true. Here is an overly simplified breakdown of the first 10 amendments that give us liberties that no one can take away from us:

Free speech, freedom to worship (or not worship) in the religion of our choice, the right to gather and peacefully protest, the right to ask the government to make right an unconstitutional action; a free press; the right to protect yourself from anyone or thing that threatens you, your family or community (and that specifically means the government); not to be forced into having soldiers (or law enforcement) living in or using your home as a base of operation; the right not to be searched physically, electronically or by any other means unless a lawful warrant has been issued; not be held against your will unless you’re charged; your property cannot be taken from you without a trial or without fair compensation; you can’t be tried twice for the same crime; you get a quick trial and that trial cannot be held in secret; you can take anyone to court — including the federal government — if the offense is for more than $20, and that ruling once entered, cannot be overturned; you can’t be given a bail that is so high that you can’t pay it; you can’t be whipped, tortured, chained up or anything else as punishment for a crime; no one can be denied a liberty that is in the Constitution; and if the Constitution doesn’t say the federal government has authority over it, then it belongs to the state and this include marriage, transportation, roads, healthcare, schools, drug enforcement, etc.

Sadly, many of these liberties have been quietly stripped from away through acts of unlawfulness which include ‘interpretation,’ opinion’ and willful ‘bureaucracy.’

Supreme Court Creates Itself a New Authority

The supreme Court is seeking a compromise that allows religious non-profits who argue that the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate violates religious freedom, to opt out of coverage while guaranteeing free birth control for employees. They’re doing this by not making a decision but by sending the challenges to the contraception mandate back to the lower courts.

And while the Progressive media is framing this a ‘win’ for the non-profits, what they’re avoiding telling us — or are too ignorant to understand — is that the supreme Court doesn’t have the Constitutional authority to form compromises. Section 1 vests the judicial power of the United States in federal courts, requires a supreme court, allows inferior courts, requires good behavior tenure for judges, and prohibits decreasing the salaries of judges:

“The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.”

So in essence, while the non-profits are off the hook for the time being, “We the People” lost yet another bit of liberty as the judiciary continues it’s plodding toward a complete oligarchy.

Altars and Sacred Stones

Sometimes the Lord lays a message on my heart in odd ways. With this one, it came through a friend who felt prompted to share Hosea 10:1-4 with me.

The New International Version reads: 1 Israel was a spreading vine; he brought forth fruit for himself. As his fruit increased, he built more altars; as his land prospered, he adorned his sacred stones.

2 Their heart is deceitful, and now they must bear their guilt. The Lord will demolish their altars and destroy their sacred stones.

3 Then they will say, “We have no king because we did not revere the Lord. But even if we had a king, what could he do for us?”

4 They make many promises, take false oaths and make agreements; therefore lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.”

It’s hard for me to read this and not come away thinking of the United States of America. Though the text says “Israel,” it can easily be replaced with “U.S.,” and that makes it all the more frightening.

Like a vine, the U.S. has steadily grown in its greatness. However, because of our greatness, we’ve also grown arrogant, thinking we are both our creator and the created, that our success has been our own doing, eliminating God from the equation of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“Altars,” and “sacred stones?” Simply put, those are the things we worship, that we have placed ahead of God in our daily lives and the lack of acknowledgement we give Him by continually ignore His promptings because we think life is good and we don’t need Him.

Then there’s the word “king,” which is not capitalized and can easily be changed to “leaders.” So it becomes easy to understand the parallel question, “But even if we had leaders, what could they do for us?”

That answer is simple — nothing. Our lives come from God, not man, no matter how powerful or affluent that person is.

Finally, we are left with the “many promises,” the “false oaths,” and “agreements” that bring “lawsuits.” This is where we stand today and it is only a matter of time before we will have to “bear…guilt.”

We were once a “plowed field,” formed over 225-years ago in a Godly way, that’s being choked by “poisonous weeds,” by Godless leaders that we commanded into position.

Title XI Has Nothing to Do With Transgender

Our federal government has decided to issue a letter of guidance to our public school’s on transgender access to bathrooms. The joint letter from the education and justice departments was sent to schools Friday with guidelines to ensure all students “can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.”

Realize that while they can ‘issue’ such a letter, it carries absolutely no authority. This is yet another example of federal overreach through the Executive Branch as yet another couple of bureaucratic and unconstitutional cabinets move to usurp power and authority from the Legislative Branch. However, time and again Title XI keeps getting tossed into the mix as if it has any real bearing in the issue of transgenderism and school bathrooms.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” [Public Law No. 92‑318, 86 Stat. 235 (June 23, 1972), codified at 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681–1688]

The first person to introduce Title IX in Congress was its author and chief Senate sponsor, Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana. At the time, Bayh was working on a number of issues related to women’s rights, including the Equal Rights Amendment.

As they were having some difficulty getting the ERA out of committee, the Higher Education Act of 1965 was on the floor for reauthorization, and on February 28, 1972, Bayh introduced the ERA’s equal education provision as an amendment.

In his remarks Bayh said, “We are all familiar with the stereotype of women as pretty things who go to college to find a husband, go on to graduate school because they want a more interesting husband, and finally marry, have children, and never work again. The desire of many schools not to waste a ‘man’s place’ on a woman stems from such stereotyped notions. But the facts absolutely contradict these myths about the ‘weaker sex’ and it is time to change our operating assumptions.”

“While the impact of this amendment would be far-reaching”, Bayh concluded, “it is not a panacea. It is, however, an important first step in the effort to provide for the women of America something that is rightfully theirs—an equal chance to attend the schools of their choice, to develop the skills they want, and to apply those skills with the knowledge that they will have a fair chance to secure the jobs of their choice with equal pay for equal work.”

Bayh said absolutely nothing about ‘transgender,’ though his bill did state ‘sex,’ which is defined biologically defined by the presence of the XX (female) or the XY (male) genotype in somatic cells.

In 2014, guidelines were issued by the U.S. Department of Education stating that transgender students are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX, and instructing public schools to treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity in single-sex classes, so that a student who identifies as a transgender boy is allowed entry to a boys-only class, and a student who identifies as a transgender girl is allowed entry to a girls-only class. The memo states in part that “…students, including transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes, are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX. Under Title IX, a recipient generally must treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity in all aspects of the planning, implementation, enrollment, operation, and evaluation of single-sex classes.

There is nothing in the United States Constitution that gives the federal government the authority to delegate power to the federal Department of Education or the Department of Justice to create law or even the suggestion of it.

A Time to Act

Once again I have sent an email to my congressional Representative in Washington, D.C. You should do the same by letting your Representative in Congress know where you stand.

(If you agree with my position, please feel free to copy and paste, but remember to change the Rep’s name and yours too.)

Dear Representative Amodei:

Our federal government has decided to issue a letter of guidance to our public school’s on transgender access to bathrooms. The joint letter from the education and justice departments was sent to schools Friday with guidelines to ensure all students “can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.”

While I realize they can ‘issue’ such a letter, it carries absolutely no authority. This is yet another example of federal overreach through the Executive Branch as yet another couple of bureaucratic and unconstitutional cabinets move to usurp power and authority from the Legislative Branch.

Sir, you must act to stop this illegal activity. Thank you for your time and consideration in this urgent matter.

Tom Darby
Spanish Springs, Nevada

The time for action is NOW.

An Open Letter to Nevada’s Federal Representatives

So that you know that I’m not all smoke and no flame, here is the email I sent to each of Nevada’s federal Representatives. It became obvious during this ‘exercise in liberty,’ that they are using several methods of screening who reach out to them.

These methods include not having a ‘link ready’ email address on each of their congressional websites. Instead, each have a ‘contact’ button, where upon after entering it you are asked for you zip code with the ‘special four digit’ number.

If you do not have that four digit number, you must go to the official U.S. Postal Service website to enter your address and find out what that number might be. Honestly, it shouldn’t be this difficult.

Lastly, I learned rather abruptly that Representative Hardy of Nevada’s 4th District doesn’t want to hear from anyone outside his district. I entered my zip code, followed by those extra four digits, only to be informed I live outside his area of representation.

So, I called his office in Las Vegas and was told I couldn’t be helped, unless I wanted to relay my message telephonically or via the postal service. Opting to do neither, I called Hardy’s Washington office where the woman who answered the phone told me much the same thing – however offered to deliver my email to the Congressman through her work email.

I call that service, something our federal representatives see to not understand.

Here, now is my email to Representatives’ Dina Titus, Cresent Hardy, Joe Heck and Mark Amodei:

Why are you allowing the Executive Branch of government to usurp the Legislative Branch’s authority when it comes to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s threat to defund North Carolina?

The Executive Branch does not hold that power. That power is authorized only to the Legislative Branch via the people, and therefore the Legislative Branch doe not have the authority to delegate that power to the Executive Branch.

The federal overreach of the Obama Administration, through the Department of Justice must be halted. This responsibility falls to the House of Representatives as prescribed in Article I, section 7, clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills,” and in Article I, section 9, clause 7, that further states, “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.


Thomas J. Darby,

Spanish Springs, Nevada

(The note I added only to Representative Hardy’s email)

P.S. Your Congressional email system should serve all citizens, not simply the select few who live in the 4th District. It is a shame that I must rely on a staff member from your office to relay an email to you and not directly submit the same to you in person. Please convey my appreciation to Emily Moore for her assistance in this matter.

Thank you, TD

Media Censorship at any Level is a Danger

Look, everyone knows that Facebook censors Conservative stories in its ‘Trending Topics’ feed, though they deny it. They are a private company and can do with their product as they wish.

But what’s difficult to understand is how Congress has any oversight responsibilities towards this private social-media company. When South Dakota Republican Senator (and supposed Conservative) John Thune became a leading opponent of net neutrality, he made the case that any political interference in how the Internet operates is inherently unacceptable.

Now, he’s supporting the notion of Congress investigating how Facebook decides what to share in it’s feed –and that is a threat to free speech. Members of Congress and others may take issue with Facebook’s editorial decision-making, but the First Amendment leaves no room for Congress to investigate or otherwise insert itself into Facebook’s business.

It’s clear Congress has yet to learn the lesson it taught us when it authorized the 2008 federal take-over of car companies, banking institutions and the nation’s healthcare system.

Loretta Lynch, the Liar

Yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch held a press conference announcing that the Department of Justice is suing the North Carolina about House Bill 2, signed into law March 23, 2016. Officially known as ‘An Act to Provide for Single-sex Multiple Occupancy Bathroom and Changing Facilities in Schools and Public Agencies and to Create Statewide Consistency in Regulation of Employment and Public Accommodations,’ and legislates that individuals may only use restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates.

Several times, Lynch lied as she spoke:

“In so doing, the legislature and the governor placed North Carolina in direct opposition to federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and gender identity.”

The specific federal law she is citing is the 1964 Civil Rights Act’ which outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It does not include ‘gender identity,’ and ‘sex’ under this law is defined as biological at birth.

“While the lawsuit currently seeks declaratory relief, I want to note that we retain the option of curtailing federal funding to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the University of North Carolina as this case proceeds.”

The Department of Justice, which falls under the Executive branch, does not have the authority to halt the funding of any establishment. That power is only given to the Congress, which is delegated to that body by the State’s and thus the people.

“And it’s about the founding ideals that have led this country – haltingly but inexorably – in the direction of fairness, inclusion and equality for all Americans.”

Those three words, ‘fairness, inclusion, equality,’ do not appear in the U.S. Constitution and therefore cannot be expressed as ‘founding ideals.’ Meanwhile, ‘life, liberty, happiness,’ do appear in the Declaration of Independence.

“And we saw it in the proliferation of state bans on same-sex unions intended to stifle any hope that gay and lesbian Americans might one day be afforded the right to marry. That right, of course, is now recognized as a guarantee embedded in our Constitution, and in the wake of that historic triumph, we have seen bill after bill in state after state taking aim at the LGBT community.”

For such a ‘right’ to be ‘embedded in our Constitution,’ it would first have to be passed by Congress and then ratified by the States. Instead, she is choosing to confuse a supreme Court opinion with an Article 5 activity that must first begin in the Legislative Branch and not the Judicial Branch.

“Let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself. Some of you have lived freely for decades. Others of you are still wondering how you can possibly live the lives you were born to lead. But no matter how isolated or scared you may feel today, the Department of Justice and the entire Obama Administration wants you to know that we see you; we stand with you; and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward.”

Finally, Lynch has no Constitutional understanding of her position within the federal government. She does not work for the DOJ or the Obama Administration as she contends. She is sworn to uphold and defend the entire U.S. Constitution, not create ‘new law’ protecting the rights of a singular population, but the rights of all.

Alabama Judge Suspended for Applying State Law

A state commission suspended Alabama supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, alleging he disregarded “clear law” when instructing state judges to ignore a U.S. supreme Court ruling “establishing nationwide same-sex marriage rights.” The current investigation comes after the commission received complaints about Moore’s actions from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC.)

The SPLC complains that Moore:

— advised state judges to violate a binding federal court order;
— repeatedly commented on pending cases;
— undermined the public’s confidence in the integrity of the judiciary by denigrating the federal courts and threatening to defy them;
— and improperly lent the prestige of his office to the Foundation for Moral Law, a private organization that his wife runs and that he founded.

It’s obvious from a statement made by SPLC President Richard Cohen, that the SPLC isn’t interested in the law, rather the so-called ‘law center’ is more interested in practicing social politics.

“Moore swore to uphold the United States Constitution,” Cohen said. “But he has demonstrated in the past, and now once again, that he is willing to put aside the law when it conflicts with his personal religious beliefs. He cannot be trusted to be an impartial arbiter of the law.”

Moore is simply trying to uphold the state’s law as marriage is a state issue and not a Federal issue as prescribe under the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

And not one federally elected or state official – who’ve also sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution – can be found in support of Moore, trying to protect him from what has turned into a Progressive policy witch hunt.

The Compatibility of the First Amendment and the Gospel

Admittedly, it was more than hard to continue to listen after I heard the preacher boast that the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment was incompatible with the Gospel. My first reaction was to simply drop the online feed and move on, but I didn’t as I hoped I would hear something I needed to hear aside from the preacher’s opinion.

Since then I have thought a lot about his comment and I’ve come to realize exactly how wrong his statement is on several levels.

First off, the preacher must not realize that without the protection of the First Amendment what he said to those gathered before him, would not have save him from a tyrannical government. And what about those who assembled? They too would have been in grave danger from that same tyrannical power, had not some protection been provided via the First Amendment.

Then there is the fact that his/their/our religious beliefs would not be safe under a repressive regime had the First Amendment not been written by God-fearing, Gospel-understanding men. It’s obvious that our Founders understood the distinctions between ‘natural law’ (God’s law), which are our civil liberties, and man’s inherent predatory nature to usurp power and hold sway over all others.

Yes, the First Amendment and the Gospel seem to be a strange pairing, however if one understands the message of the Gospel – which is simply expressed by our Christ in John 13:34 (NIV), “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another,” then the First Amendment as well as the following nine of God’s laws align in perfection to the Gospel. To say otherwise is to act as an agent of the Evil One.

Stonewall National Park — America’s First Gay Monument

The Obama Administration is planning the nation’s first monument to gay liberation, Stonewall National Park, in New York City. The designation will encompass the Stonewall Inn bar and Christopher Park, a piece of land across the street from the bar, and various parts of the surrounding neighborhood.

The National Park Service will name the area as historic jus’ in time for the city’s LGBTQABCDEFG pride celebration, which commemorates June 28, 1969 — the day corrupt cops raided Stonewall Inn only to be surprised by an intense rebellion by bar patrons and locals fed up with police harassment. Meanwhile thousands continue to die at the hands of a “JV team.”

Doesn’t it feel great to see our tax money and Obama’s priorities, both working for such a wonderful cause like ‘inclusiveness?’

Turning High-Speed into a Tax-Payer Boondoggle

A group whose lead firm is controlled by Richard Blum, husband of California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein, has been awarded a nearly billion-dollar contract for the construction of the first phase of a “high-speed rail line” linking central California to Southern California. The Perini-Zachary-Parsons (PZP) bid was the lowest received from the five other groups participating in the bidding process.

Low is a relative term in this case because the project ultimately is to be footed by taxpayer monies. And you can bet because of his connection to a seated-Senator, Blum and crew had inside info on the other bids, thus they easily underbid them.

PZP’s bid $985,142,530 to build the first section of high-speed rail track that will tie Madera to Fresno, came in at a mere $35 million per mile. This doesn’t include the cost engines and cars, electrifying the route or land acquisition, of course.

Furthermore, the project will share tracks with conventional commuter rail trains, dropping its average speed to levels long bested by American railways more than a century ago. And in the end, will cost Californian’s twice what it’s budgeted at, take more than five hours to travel what takes less than an hour by air, and will have to charge much more than twice what airlines do for the trip.

This is how an unrestrained federal government operates – and how a state-turned-kingdom submits to its unbridled corruption, dressed up as a public-private partnership.

Reno Judge Booted for Opposing the Feds

The Declaration of Independence is filled with a list of grievances against King George III, including, “He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.”

Two-hundred and forty-years later, His Majesty, King Barack the Only is doing the same thing and once again his truest of subjects, the Republican controlled House and Senate are doing nothing to stop him.

Reno judge Robert Clive Jones has repeatedly clashed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals over the federal government’s continuous land grabs, gay marriage, and ballot and voting issues. Because of this — he’s been relegated to what’s called “senior status,” thus making him a part-time judge.

In a decades-long dispute between the government and the E. Wayne Hage family’s Pine Creek Ranch near Tonopah, Jones ruled in favor of the rancher. This and several of Jones’s high-profile decisions in recent years have been overturned by the 9th Circuit.

His rejection of same-sex marriage in Nevada in 2012 was reversed in 2014, as was his 2012 effort to pull “None of These Candidates” off Nevada ballots. Jones also was overturned in September 2015 when the 9th Circuit revived a lawsuit against the Nevada Health and Human Services Department over the issue of disenfranchising potential low-income and disabled voters.

Wasting no time following Jones demotion, A University of Nevada, Las Vegas, law professor has been nominated by President Obama for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court in Nevada. The Senate’s being asked to approve Anne Rachel Traum, whose been recommended by none other than Senator Harry Reid.

Traum is on leave from the William S. Boyd School of Law, while serving as special counsel in the U.S. Justice Department Office for Access to Justice. The ATJ’s mission, among other things is to ‘advance changes’ at both ‘the state and federal levels,’ where there is no Constitutional law to support either the DOJ or the ATJ.

How the White House responded to a Navy SEAL’s Death

Daesh (ISIS) fighters killed a U.S Navy SEALs in Iraq, in what’s being characterized as an “extremely heavy, extremely intense” firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said of the loss, “It is a combat death, of course and a very sad loss. It shows you the serious fight that we have to wage in Iraq.”

Meanwhile, back at the White House, what do you think the Obama administration’s focused on? The President’s impending visit to Flint, Michigan — where he’ll will stop at a food bank, take part in a roundtable about the towns ‘water crisis,’ speak to a crowd of 1,000 at a predominantly African-American high school and meet Little Miss Flint.

WH Spokesman Josh Earnest made no mention of the SEAL’s death until questioned. Not only did Earnest need to be asked about the incident before acknowledging it — the White House still refuses to classify the role of U.S. troops in Iraq as combat, instead preferring the euphemism, “dangerous work.”

While one might have hoped the Obama Administration would stray from its daily ‘self-promotion’ tour to acknowledge the death of a U.S. Navy SEAL without waiting to be asked — most Americans know where our brave men and women in uniform fit into Obama’s priorities.

America’s Real Oligarchy

The greatest assault on our liberties isn’t necessarily coming from the Executive or the Legislative branch. The U.S. Constitution doesn’t truly provide for ‘lifetime appointment’ of federal judges, but rather, as stated in Article 3, Section 1: “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.”

It is coming instead from the U.S. supreme Court. And yes, I did leave the word ‘supreme’ uncapitalized as ‘Supreme Court,’ is not a proper noun according to the U.S. Constitution; while ‘Court’ is the true proper noun, ‘supreme’ is merely an adjective.

Also, a judge can and should be removed from office if he or she fails to act with ‘good behavior,’ and this includes our supreme Court. Regardless of whether those who wrote the Constitution expected the supreme Court to attain the degree of authority it now holds, the Framers would be horrified by broad, autonomous power vested in lordship-like individuals for decades on end and their so-called ‘good behavior.’

In March of 2016, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg heard an abortion suit stemming from a Texas law that she was openly critical of soon after it passed. In the 1980s and 1990s Justice Anthony Kennedy along with six of his colleagues accepted dozens of paid trips from West Publishing, a regular high court litigant whose arguments the justices often favored.

In 2011 the court handed down a 5-4 decision in a major class action suit, Wal-Mart v. Dukes, and Chief Justice Roberts voted with the majority that sided with the retail giant – even though earlier that year, three companies where Roberts owned as much as $450,000 worth of shares in filed pro-Wal-Mart “friend of the court,” or amicus, briefs. This amicus issue is not covered by the federal recusal statute, so Roberts was not required to sit out Wal-Mart.

In 2010, Justice Clarence Thomas voted in favor a striking down certain campaign finance laws around the time he attended a meeting organized by the Koch brothers, who are known for their vociferous opposition to such laws. In 2012 and 2015 Justice Elena Kagan did not step aside from cases related to the Affordable Care Act, though she helped craft its legal defense when working in the Obama White House.

Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito, along with Chief Justice Roberts have heard more than two dozen cases in the last few years, like Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Not surprisingly, the three have collectively sided with those companies nearly 70 percent of the time.

This is not ‘good behavior.’

As Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1804, “To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”

Shutting Out the Nevada Voter

Nevada’s Senate Bill 499, signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval, took effect on October 1, 2015. Lawmakers behind the bill claim the goal was to increase ballot access for minor party candidates.

Unfortunately – and this was a known fact at the time – the opposite is true.

Here’s how the new law works: Voters in Washoe County’s District 4 — which includes Spanish Springs, Sparks and Wadsworth — have only two candidates running for the county commission seat, incumbent Vaughn Hartung and former state Senator Maurice Washington, both Republicans.

Nevada holds a primary on June 14, where candidates for state, county and local offices are cull ahead of the run-up to the general election in the November. This primary is in addition to the February caucuses where Republicans and Democrats picked who they want to represent them for president.

Democrats, independents and those registered with third parties will have no vote in the primary, yet the winner will be the only choice in the fall when those voters get a chance to take part. Under the old system, the two would have skipped the primary and been placed on the fall ballot where all registered voters would have a chance to pick between them.

Under the new system, the two will face off in the primary. The top vote-getter will be the only candidate listed on the fall ballot for WC-4 voters. In other words, Washington or Hartung will win and will represent all residents in District 4, even though non-Republicans were initially unable to vote.

Such action on the part of both parties within the Nevada legislature is not only disgraceful, but it’s empirical evidence that they are nothing more than mirror reflections of one another as they usurp power from the people and fail to represent them.

So Much for ‘Helpless and Harmless’

“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to A. Coray, October 31, 1823

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled law enforcement doesn’t need to show probable cause or get a warrant before obtaining cell phone records that show a person’s general whereabouts and phone usage. The opinion by a three-judge panel upheld the murder convictions of Donald Taylor for the 2010 killing of Michael Pearson during a marijuana drug deal in Las Vegas.

Taylor appealed his conviction, arguing that his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure were violated when law enforcement obtained cell phone location and use records from the cell phone provider. It was that information led to Taylor’s arrest.

Justice Nancy Saitta claims the warrantless access of Taylor’s historical cell phone location data didn’t violate his Fourth Amendment rights. She adds that the data didn’t provide content of Taylor’s calls or text message, only numbers, duration and the location of the cell towers routing the calls.

Such information interprets Saitta, are ‘business records’ and that Taylor has no reasonable expectation of privacy.

So much for the Section 18 of Nevada’s State Constitution which reads: “Unreasonable seizure and search; issuance of warrants. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable seizures and searches shall not be violated; and no warrant shall issue but on probable cause, supported by Oath or Affirmation, particularly describing the place or places to be searched, and the person or persons, and thing or things to be seized.”

Her interpretation also goes against the U.S. Constitution and the Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

It is time for the citizen’s of Nevada to stand up and force the state legislature to hold the Nevada’s judiciary accountable for its obvious disregard of our God-given liberties as expressed in both the U.S. Constitution and the state’s Constitution.

Righteous or Simply Right

America is angry. And a lot of people like to prove-up their anger by calling it ‘righteous,’ and pointing to Jesus, who flipped over tables and used a whip “fashioned from cords” to chase the money-changers from the Temple (John 2:16.) While many of us use this story to legitimize our actions, we’ve  little understanding about what this word, ‘righteous’ actually means.

The word ‘righteous,’ is defined simply as being morally correct. But what does it mean when used in conjunction with ‘anger,’ and ‘violence?’

The Holy Spirit commands us (II Timothy 3:16-17) as believers to put on the “new self” and “be angry” with a different kind of anger (Ephesians 4:24-26.) If you study, you’ll find that Jesus shows us what it looks like to be angry in a way that is pleasing to God.

There are at least 15 times in the Gospel where Jesus displays righteous anger outwardly. Here are but a few:

Jesus railed against the Pharisees’ hypocrisy in Matthew 23. Jesus overturned the tables when the sellers and money-changers turned God’s house of prayer into a “den of robbers” (Jeremiah 7:11.)

It was Jesus, who looked at around “with anger” when the Pharisees cared nothing whatsoever about a man with a “withered hand” who was there in the synagogue with them (Mark 3:1-5.) Furthermore, Jesus raged at the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:33, 38,) while he “snorted like a horse.”

He even rebuked Peter saying, “Get behind me, Satan!” (Matthew 16:23.)

It’s interesting to note that Jesus didn’t fight to prevent his own arrest and he didn’t allow others to fight on his behalf; but he did fight in reaction to what he saw as morally unlawful and in the interests of others. For those of us with confrontational personalities, we might want to ask ourselves, “Is my motive to be right or to be righteous?” before ripping into an offending party.

If it’s simply to be right, we’ve got it all wrong. Of course, if you have to ask yourself the above question – it’s a near-guarantee you’re on the evil side of the equation as I’ve learned through some personal and painful experiences.

Another way to check ourselves is by examining our actions before they occur, after all Godly anger and violence is not vigilante justice, it is legal justice. Throwing an elbow into a man’s face for simply disagreeing with your opinion, is un-Godly, yet defending yourself from an act of overt violence is Godly.

In the end, the surprise of Jesus’ anger is that it sets us free, delivering us from evil. It enables us to let go of “the sin which so easily entangles us” (Hebrews 12:1) and compels us to hate our own sin, and to “Abhor what is evil,” which is a New Testament commandment that is all too often ignored and disobeyed (Romans 12:9.)

Prince in the Lede

Seven-time Grammy winner Prince,  known for “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain,” has died at the age of 57. He was found dead in the elevator of his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday.

But this isn’t what this article is about. Rather, it’s about why his death was important enough to be the first story in the majority of the national news media’s programming that evening.

There is a real science behind how the national news is presented and why. It’s ingenuous and rather simple, but very nefarious, especially when used as a propaganda tool.

It comes at us simultaneously in the form of agenda-setting and framing.

Agenda-setting describes the media’s ability to influence public opinion by telling us the news they want us to know and telling us what to think about the news that’s being presented. This stimulates the audiences into believing a particular issues importance, while framing, which is extremely subtle, causes the unsuspecting viewer to have a particular response.

Human interest stories, which appeal to emotion (a particular response,) are an excellent example of the media’s use of agenda-setting and framing. Most every night the final segment to a national newscast is the ever-popular human interest story.

This happens every time we sit-down and watch a national newscast — we’re manipulated into believing that certain news items like the passing of a famous musician has greater relevance to our lives than all the new regulations the federal government is imposing on our God-given liberties. And so you’ll know, the Federal Registry issued 142 pages of new regulations, rules and other notices on the day of Prince’s death.

What Can I Do for You?

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me. I’ve spent a lot of time hurting and feeling like I’ve been gypped or something.

Like usual, I started out whining and complaining before I realized where I should have started – on my knees. When I finally did, I came with resentment and blame and little else, pissed at Him and pissed at myself.

After two-weeks of self-imposed ‘anger and finger-pointing,’ here is my take away: Many people come to Jesus thinking it’s enough to believe, to stand on the sidelines and cheer.

Of, this, I am guilty and it is the number one reason I am not a preacher today as I had planned years ago. Jesus isn’t looking for cheerleaders, nor is He simply looking for converts.

Nope, He’s seeking those who will follow Him whatever the cost. He’s looking for radical devotion, unreasonable commitment and undivided dedication.

We may share the ‘good news’, but it’s not always the same message Jesus shared. Our version is softer.

Many take this message and omit the more ‘bad’ parts because they’ll scare people away. Instead, we make it sound comfortable and easy: You don’t have to do anything but believe.

Reducing Jesus from wanting a radical relationship of self-sacrificing love and humility to something more like an eternal ‘life insurance agent,’ has made Him made ‘safe,’ something He’s not!

By watering down the Gospel we have taken that which is all about Jesus and made it all about us, which it is not. Instead we’ve made Jesus a part of our lives when He is our life!

We all have our favorite causes, but Jesus didn’t come to take sides. Well, here’s a radical thought: Jesus came to take over and He’s poised do so again.

And instead of coming to Jesus with expectations of what He can do for us, we need to ask, “What can I do for you, Jesus?”


As Louis Baker stepped from the stage, he knew he had hit the big-time. The cheering, standing ovation, the slaps on the back from other performers and stage hands, all told him so.

Out back of the theater, Louis Baker discovered even greater adulation as a crowd of several dozen flocked around him screaming, yelling his name and begging for his autograph. Women even slip their names in his jacket pocket hoping to be his paramour in the near future.

It was all very heady for the young actor as he headed up the block to his single room flat. Once there, he lay in bed dreaming of what his new-found fame-and-fortune would bring, including a luxury suite along Fifth Avenue.

The following morning Louis Baker rose and quickly dressed. The broad sheets would be out and he wanted to know what the critics thought of his performance.

He hurriedly walked down the sidewalk to the corner where the newspaper stand held his future. Yet, before he could get there, he had a small mishap, a misstep in all actuality.

The up and coming sensation stepped in a pile of dog droppings. Immediately, he sought to find something to wipe it from his Oxford’s.

He reached down and picked up a solitary piece of paper and used to clean-off his shoe. That’s when he noticed the handwriting on the fragment of parchment – it read: “All the best, Louis Baker.”

The Truth Behind ‘Stealing Delegates’

We keep hearing about that this candidate or that candidate is “stealing delegates.” There is no such thing. First of all, it implies something illegal, or at best, nefarious. Secondly, there is no way you can “steal” delegates.

Here’s how the delegate system works. In most states, delegates are selected by the campaign of a candidate.

For example, in some states some people have been selected to be a delegate for candidate ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C.’ Should candidate ‘A’ wins a majority of votes in the state then the selected delegate will go to the convention to vote for ‘A.’

In many cases, that delegate is committed to vote for the candidate for the first two ballots. After that they’re “unbound.”

There are some states where the delegates are only committed to vote for their candidate for the first ballot. Then there are some states where the delegates go to the convention “unbound,” and can vote for any candidate on the first ballot.

By the third ballot – it’s a certainty that all delegates are unbound and can vote for any candidate they wish. This is a practice that has gone on since the formation of the GOP in March 1854, but the compliant media continues to call this long-time political process “stealing” delegates.

Candidates who know the system will try to get delegates to vote for them after the first or second ballots. If their candidate isn’t selected on the first ballot, or the second ballot, they will vote for candidate on subsequent ballots.

The same media also keeps repeating that the ‘establishment’ is rigging the convention so that one candidate or another can’t win – which isn’t true. The way it works is that the candidate is not nominated by a vote of the people.

The people elect the delegates and the delegates nominate the candidate. If no candidate receives a majority of votes on the first ballot it will go to a second ballot, and to successive ballots until one candidate emerges with a majority.

This is why it is incorrect for anyone to claim the U.S. is a Democracy. Instead, the U.S. operates as a Constitutional Republic, but rarely if ever do you hear this in the compliant media.

In this case, a little education (both historic and civic) and some understanding of language (namely the misuse of words) can make all the difference to how convention activity and a Constitutional Republic operate.

Fair Share

We keep hearing this term “fair share” nearly every day from Progressives believe businesses and the rich must pay their fair share of taxes. So what is the fair share for the wealthy?

According to Progressives, it’s simply more — more than the 42.6 percent in federal taxes being paid by those in upper income brackets. It’s apparently entirely ‘fair’ that 50 percent of Americans now pay zero federal income tax, and some even enjoy what’s called a ‘negative tax rate.’

As it stands now in the U.S, the top one percent of wage earners, those who are continually disparaged by the left in America, bring home nearly 18 percent of the nation’s income. But they pay 35 percent of all federal income taxes.

Study after study has shown that when taxes are lowered, it stimulates the economy and brings in more revenue. For example, during the Roaring Twenties, tax rates were slashed dramatically, dropping from over 70 percent to less than 25 percent.

Personal income tax revenues increased from $719 million in 1921 to $1,164,000,000 in 1928, an increase of more than 61 percent. Increasing taxes also hurts the tax base, as oftentimes people and businesses flee higher tax states for lower tax states.

In 2012, French President Francois Hollande, proposed a massive 75 percent income tax on the wealthiest citizens. The tax revenue from the super tax was down significantly from the first year to the next, while the deficit skyrocketed another $97 billion.

In January 2015, the French government quietly killed the tax. It seems that unfortunately, historic lessons once learned are being willfully ignored.

If You See Something, Say Something

Our so-called Department of Homeland Security is constantly advising American’s, “If you see something, say something.” But what if it’s the government that’s acting suspicious?

Questions remain about the origin of a mysterious box on a utility pole near 21st and Glendale Avenues in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATFE) finally came forward, admitting that a box spotted and removed from a Salt River Power (SRP) pole belonged to them and was part of an ongoing investigation.

Witnesses say that the crew who installed the box came in a truck marked “Field Pros.”  A Google search of that name does not return any utility or surveillance company.

ATFE officials refused to elaborate on the investigation, if any and would not say if they were conducting surveillance in the area. At first, SRP claimed they had no idea the box was installed on their power pole – later stating there “were indications that law enforcement was connected to the box.”

What those indications were – the company hasn’t said.

They said ATFE has to let know them or work with them if they have an object on their property. The ATFE, on the other hand, claims that depending on the investigation and security priorities, they can put such equipment in place without permission.

Meanwhile, the agency didn’t hesitate to claim that in this case they “acted within their bounds.”

There are homes, a high school, an apartment complex and a strip mall in the area. The strip mall has a salon, pet grooming store, alterations business, a barber shop and an ammunition store.

Note that last one: an ammunition store. It is self-evident that the ATFE is spying on people and activities surrounding this business, which is a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

It’s obvious that the U.S. Constitution isn’t within the ATFE’s boundaries and this folks, is how tyranny starts!

Air Force Commander Violates the First Amendment

The Air Force is supposedly conducting an investigation after a video surfaced of retired Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez being forcibly removed from a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, near Sacramento in California. The incident took place on April 3 during, the retirement ceremony of Master Sergeant Chuck Roberson.

A spokesman from the base said that the confrontation stemmed from “an unplanned participation” at the event.

“Rodriguez ignored numerous requests to respect the Air Force prescribed ceremony and unfortunately was forcibly removed,” a Travis official said. “We will continue to investigate the situation fully.”

As the American flag is unfurled next to Rodriguez on stage he begins is statement: “Our flag is known as the stars and stripes. A union consists of white stars and a blue field above it.

“Each star represents one individual state,” Rodriguez continued. “Together they stand united in the visible.”

But as he does, the two men push him off stage and eventually out of the room.

An Air Force Reserve statement release following the incident took the insult to a higher level by openly claiming it “respects and defends the right to free speech and religious expression.”

However, the incident is actually a result of “bad blood” between Rodriguez and the current commanding officer of the 749th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. That commander is said to have barred Rodriguez from the ceremony, and ordered that he be removed after showing up anyway.

As of September 2013, Colonel Jeffrey Pickard is commander of the 349th Maintenance Group at Travis. As group commander, it is his duty to oversee the activities of the squadron commander of the 749th.

According to Air Force tradition a retiree can invite and have anyone speak at his or her own retirement. If the commanding officer does not like someone’s ceremony, he doesn’t have to attend.

I think the commanding officer in this case needs to be relieved of his duties and issued an official written reprimand.

This is What Tyranny Looks Like

At first Joe Hornick of West Long Branch, New Jersey, was pleased to see police when they came to his home. He’d been complaining of vandalism to his flag.

“Here I am looking for the cops to capture these people and instead, here they come and give me a ticket for my freedom of expression,” Hornick said of the officers standing on his front porch.

He now faces a $2,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail for flying a flag reading “Trump Make America Great Again” in front of his home. He flies his flags 24 hours a day.

Acting borough administrator Lori Cole said a local law bans political signs until 30 days prior to an election. New Jersey’s presidential primary is June 7.

Hornick, who has a court date April 20, is not taking the flag down.

“I feel my constitutional right has been violated. I have the right to express myself,” he stated.

But this battle isn’t over a political candidate or a flag. It’s about free speech and the First Amendment which states: “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech,” thus the ordinance is unconstitutional.

Furthermore, the Fourteenth Amendment states in Section 1, that, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

It’s too bad we’ve been rendered near-ignorant of our God-given liberties as laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

My Faith in God and the Constitution

Please allow me to share with you my belief in God…

While pray nightly and have my favorite Bible verses, I am not by any means a religious man – instead I walk by faith, which to try and simply explain means my God is with me at all times and though I am a fallen man, I do my best to keep my eyes (remaining mindful of and) on Him at all times. For me faith doesn’t come with a set of hard and fast rules like religion.

My belief system is by no means one in which I insist you follow, to the contrary – I want you to explore your beliefs in a manner consistent with your personal values. For myself, my belief in God means an adherence to the broad concept of Judeo-Christian faith, which includes justice, virtue, fairness, charity, community, and duty.

Each of these concepts means different things to different people. For instance, under duty – my personal belief includes defending the U.S. Constitution up to an including my death. I hold that document as close to my heart as any member of my family or my friends, for whom I would gladly trade my life – and it is okay that you might not see ‘duty’ in the same light.

The reality of a ‘supreme transcendent authority,’ higher than any Earthly authority, naturally limits the legitimate authority of the State. No government can demand absolute obedience or legitimately attempt to control every aspect of our lives.

Thus, while I strongly disagree with such actions as abortion, I find it repulsive to limit a woman’s right to seek such a procedure through the force of law. Rather, I prefer to leave that between the medical professional, the patient and their God, reducing the State’s ability not only to interfere but to publicly fund.

Nor should the State be in the business of marriage, from enforced blood-testing to licenses and all the financial rewards the agencies benefit from. And while I may not be in favor of same-sex marriage, that again should remain between those getting married, their faith, their church, the venue and their God.

Again my belief in God does not conflate faith and politics, and it does not mean that religious disputes are necessarily political disputes, or vice versa. Nor does it mean you must believe in God, or that I have a monopoly on faith.

It does mean that there is a moral order that lies behind political order, and that order establishes the natural limits of all human authority. Finally, man is fallible and because this is so we must be a nation of virtues and values over rules and regulations, work over welfare, law over litigation, morals over money and liberty over security.

The Meaning of ‘Rule of Law’

Many times throughout our lives we’ve heard the term ‘rule of law.’ It sounds simple enough but what does it really mean?

But first, we should correct our vernacular – it isn’t jus’ ‘rule of law,’ rather we should always say it correctly, ‘Constitutional rule of law,’ as the U.S. Constitution is a contract between the citizens and the State. Over the years, whether on purpose or out of laziness, ‘Constitution,’ has been redacted from the phrase.

Constitutional rule of law of insists that a predictable and consistent legal system is necessary for an ordered liberty. A lawful society consists of a government of laws, not men, in which people know what the rules are, and in which rules are enforced uniformly for all citizens.

It also means that the government itself, along with the governed, is subject to those laws. For Constitutional law to function, by contrast, even the administrators of the law must be subject to its provisions. That also means that ALL people are to be equally protected by the law.

When such a condition exists then the rule of law is present. Placing Constitutional law on a firm and decisive basis is a necessary step for assuring such a situation and in the end a Constitutional rule of law promotes prosperity and protects our liberties.

How and When We Became Factionalized

In 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that praying in school was unconstitutional, setting the stage that began the assault on America’s religious freedom. Interestingly, children saying prayers in school does not and cannot qualify as Congress making a law to establish religion.

But it certainly could be interpreted as prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Yet, that somehow was not the determination made by the Earl Warren-led Supreme Court.

How the SCOTUS drew this conclusion is still beyond my understanding. Did none of them read The Federalist #10, in which James Madison writes, “By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.”

No wonder we are so divided — we are each part of a faction that developed from this 1962 ruling. But is it really unconstitutional or simply an ‘impulse of passion,’ as Madison describes?

The Friendless Kid on the Playground

It’s as if our president is simply looking for a friend anywhere in the world. It’s like a child on the playground looking to find someone, anyone who’ll pay attention to them…

“I actually welcome President Castro commenting on some of the areas where he feels that we’re falling short, because I think we should not be immune or afraid of criticism or discussion as well.” — President Obama

I’d feel bad for Obama if it wasn’t so calculated.

My Trump Explanation

Okay, okay, okay…time and again I’ve been asked to explain what I find wrong with Donald Trump’s candidacy. To be candid – absolutely nothing – as he has every right to run for the presidency of this country.

But what he says – well, that’s a whole other thing – but you have to really listen and get beyond his ‘rough-and-tumble’ ad-libs and rhetoric. Yes, he has people stirred up throughout the political spectrum, especially those of us who’ve endured these nearly-eight years of astutely-executed Progressive ideologies.

But jus’ because he appears to be saying the ‘right’ thing – doesn’t mean he isn’t couching his actual policies in amongst those bombastic words. Take for instance his comments on January 21, where he literally stated:

“And you know what, there’s a point at which, let’s get to be a little bit establishment, because we gotta get things done, folks, okay? Believe me, don’t worry, we’re gonna get such great deals, but at a certain point, you can’t be so strident, you can’t not get along, we gotta get along with people.”

A ‘little bit’ of establishment,’ is too much establishment. What is need is less government, less professional, life-time politicians and less lobbyists — not more establishment.

Then there are these little gems from February 2016, “We’re going to repeal and replace the horror known as Obamacare, it is a horror,” and, “I want to get rid of Obamacare and get you something great.”

It worries me that a man who’s made so much money wouldn’t want us to return to the free market system of healthcare. Instead he wants to continue the pattern the Obama Administration began of forcing so-called ‘free’ health care down our throats.

And no, I am not telling you who to support or how to vote. All I’m doing is pointing out some glaring inconsistencies within Trump’s campaign speeches – the rest is up to you.

Tyranny Doesn’t Always Come at the End of a Gun Barrel

Nevada Senator Harry Reid wants the Obama’s administration to grab a stretch of land in Southern Nevada near the Bundy Ranch, now that many in the Bundy group are in federal custody. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and several supporters, are facing federal charges stemming from two standoffs with the federal government.

Emboldened by this, Reid took to the Senate floor Thursday to renew his push to preserve the scenic Gold Butte area northeast of Las Vegas by attacking the Bundy’s and the 2014 Bunkerville showdown.

“Because of this legislation and now the fact that the Bundys’ are all in jail, I’m going to reach out to the White House, no guarantee we’ll get it done, that’s for sure, to see if President Obama will protect this area,” Reid said in a speech from the Senate floor.

Reid argued protections are needed to preserve Gold Butte’s tribal sites and its “stunning” Joshua trees. He displayed photos of petroglyphs he said had been drawn over, shot at and stolen.

Obama “has the authority, as any president does, to stop this sort of destruction and stop it now,” Reid said. “Congress created the Antiquities Act to empower the president to protect our culture, our historic and natural resources when and where Congress cannot or will not.”

Obama has used the act 22 times to set aside 265 million acres of federally administered lands and waters, more than any other president and has confiscated nearly four million acres of Western land, more than all other presidents except Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

Meanwhile, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, et. al., and all the national talk shows are mesmerized by the circus-jerk-us of presidential politics, and while we are being deceived by the ‘DNC verses the GOP’ false paradigm, a rogue federal government is targeting our liberties.

The Making of a Political Prisoner

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy will remain in custody without bail in advance of his federal trial. A judge made the ruling Thursday after Bundy’s attorney asked for, and was granted a review of his previous detention hearing in Oregon.

In my humble opinion, this is tantamount to “cruel and unusual punishment.” You must remember he’s being held in custody because he verbally threatened federal law enforcement officers – not physically mind you, but verbally. This proves that the federal government is coming at our 2nd Amendment right through the 1st Amendment.

If you speak out, you shall be declared a threat and dealt with accordingly. After all, a man was gunned down along U.S. 395 in Oregon for no more than having holstered weapon on his hip and his hands in the air.

Let’s Talk About Liberty

Do you believe that people possess the right to life, liberty, property, and freedom from the restrictions of arbitrary force? Do you believe you have the right to exercise these rights through the use of your natural free will?

That means the ability to follow your own dreams, to do what you want to do — so long as you don’t harm others — and to reap the rewards. Above all, it means freedom from oppression by government and the protection by government against oppression.

It means political liberty, the freedom to speak your mind and advocate any political position that suits your fancy. It means religious liberty to worship as you please. It also means the liberty not to have to do any of those things.

Liberty also means economic liberty, the freedom to allocate resources by the free play of supply and demand and the free market system that follows from it; it means the freedom to own property and to use it accordingly.

Do you believe in the notion that the pursuit of virtue is central to human existence, and that liberty is an essential component of the pursuit of virtue? After all virtue is a necessary element in the pursuit of freedom — it ensures that freedom will be pursued for the common good — and when freedom is abused and must be controlled, virtue provides a standard for restraint.

Our Founding Fathers realized that the greatest threats to liberty are the impositions of government, whether monarchical, democratic, or otherwise. On the other hand, they also realized that there are some things the government must control like borrowing money, regulating commerce with foreign nations and between States, immigration, bankruptcy law, coin money, post offices, patents, punish piracy on the high seas, declare war, raise an army, and maintain a navy.

Tradition and Order

Do you believe in tradition and order?

Tradition speaks first to the idea of conserving the values that have been established over centuries, resulting in an orderly society. Secondly, it believes that human nature has the capacity to build a social order that respects human rights and is able to repel evil.

On the other hand order is a systematic and harmonious arrangement, both within your own character and in the State. It entails the performance of certain duties and the enjoyment of certain rights in your life. It’s absolutely necessary for life and the pursuit of our dreams.

Order is an achievement that is easily taken for granted; it is perhaps more easily understood by looking at its opposite — disorder which is confusing and miserable. And if a society falls into general disorder, many of its members will cease to have a voice in their daily lives.

Disorder also helps to explain why order depends upon virtue — if you are I are disordered in our spirit, the outward order of society will not endure.

For the Record

Let’s be clear historically: The American Revolutionary War was not a battle between the British And Americans. It was a battle between British Colonists and their government.

It was a battle to win independence from government intrusion, denial of liberty, and government control. It was a civil war, not a foreign war.

Possible Terror Cell Captured in Southern California Desert

At 8:25 a.m. Sunday morning, March 27, 2016, multiple agencies responded the report of suspicious circumstances including reports of gunshots and chanting in the predawn hours in the Deep Creek hot springs area in a remote part of Apple Valley. Deputies from Apple Valley, Hesperia, Adelanto and Victorville Police Departments also responded to help.

Seventeen men of Middle Eastern descent were ‘detained.’

A caller to 911 reported hearing more than 100 shots fired and seeing several men wearing turbans in the area of the shooting. San Bernardino County sheriff’s office said the men were released after authorities found no evidence of a specific crime or outstanding warrants.

With the help of a sheriff’s helicopter, deputies located the men walking away from a creek carrying backpacks and other items. A search found several handguns, a rifle and a shotgun

“A records check of the subjects, their weapons, and their vehicles was completed,” the statement said. “The records check revealed none of the subjects had a criminal history or outstanding warrants, the weapons were registered with the Department of Justice except for the rifle, and the vehicles were also registered.”

One rifle did not have a serial number because it was bought in parts. But it was deemed to be legal in California.

Sheriff’s investigators contacted several hikers, but supposedly none saw the guns being fired. However, Dave Stevens, who was hiking at the Hot Springs on Sunday, said he first heard shots fired around 6:30 a.m. and saw five or six men “shooting in the air.”

“I was about 50 feet away from the hot tub and saw them fire about six to eight shots,” Stevens said.

Stevens also said he heard from other hikers that the men were chanting, but did not know anything else as he quickly left the area. His statement’s bolstered by police scanner traffic posted online describing “a large group of subjects wearing turbans and chanting” at the scene.

“They were up all night chanting ‘Allah akbar’-type stuff,” an unidentified law enforcement officer is heard saying on the audio recording as he speaks to his dispatcher.

“None of the subjects that were interviewed were found to be terrorists,” Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said. “They were detained, interviewed and cooperated fully with deputies.”

Another sheriff’s spokeswoman, Olivia Bozek said, “The deputies detained the subjects and from what I was told they are going to be transported to the High Desert Detention Center.  I do not know what charges they are going to be booked for.”

And so the question remains: If the 17 men aren’t terrorist, were they arrested or simply detained and if only being detained, why were they taken to a detention center and why speculate on what charges they might face? None of this adds up.

Religious Liberty Dying

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell last week. At issue is whether the federal government can force the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Catholic University of America and the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to provide contraceptive and abortion coverage as part of their health insurance plans, even if doing so goes against their free exercise of religion.

But there seems to be more afoot than the question of exemptions as alluded to by Justice Elena Kagan.

“I thought there was a very strong tradition in this country, which is that when it comes to religious exercises, churches are special, and that…if you’re saying that every time Congress gives an exemption to churches and synagogues and mosques, that they have to open that up to all religious people, then the effect of that is that Congress just decides not to give an exemption at all,” she said.

Basically, Kagan is disallowing for individual liberty, instead pointing to the Progressive idea that only ‘organized religious institutions’ can skirt the mandate. This is contrary to what the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

Meanwhile, the Catholic Church has long taught the immorality of abortion and contraception. These teachings are indivisible from the faith and orthodox followers, which include religious institutions and as such, demand protection under the U.S. Constitution.

But to the government, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg later indicated, such beliefs aren’t a ‘compelling’ reason to allow an exemption, especially when the ‘right’ to ‘preventative healthcare services’ is at risk.

“As you know, the — the original health care plan didn’t provide these covered services for women, and it saw a compelling interest there, a need that was marginally ignored up until then,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated.

The federal government through the SCOTUS is trying to marginalize religious freedom, by spawning a state-created orthodoxy where individual religious beliefs are unacceptable.

Thomas Jefferson recognized the relationship between God and man when he penned a letter to the Danbury Baptists in 1802: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.”

By distorting Jefferson’s word, this important concept’s been used to sanitize school classrooms, war memorials and courtrooms of references to faith. Its misapplication has led to believe that Jefferson’s intent was to confine religion to the church as shown by Kagan and Ginsburg.

Finally, when a new ‘right’ violates another God-given liberty — that so-called ‘right’ isn’t from God — but rather from imperfect man.

Fidel to Barack: ‘Screw You!’

Cuba’s former president penned a statement following President Obama’s visit. Fidel Castro wrote that Cuba “has no need of gifts” from the U.S.

“My modest suggestion is to reflect and do not try now to develop theories about Cuban politics,” Castro wrote of Obama.

“Native populations do not exist at all in the minds of Obama,” Castro wrote. “Nor does he say that racial discrimination was swept away by the Revolution; that retirement and salary of all Cubans were enacted by this before Mr. Barack Obama was 10 years old.”

Castro also harkened back to the 1961 failed invasion of the Bay of Pigs, saying, “Nothing can justify this premeditated attack that cost our country hundreds of killed and wounded.”

By most measures, Cuba’s economy is on life support, but Castro insists the communist system he put in provides for the island’s citizens.

“No one should pretend the people of this noble and selfless country give up its glory and rights,” he wrote. “We are able to produce food and material wealth we need with the effort and intelligence of our people.”

It seems Obama’s dream for an open and happy relationship with our Cuban socialist and communist neighbor is not forthcoming. Castro paints himself as the protector of “native population.”

Of course, protecting that population requires the same kind of butchery and tyranny Stalin used, and then act like the population enjoys great prosperity, culture, faith, and joy. This is the point Obama missed by giving credibility to tyranny and allowing the executive office to be used to further characterize Communism as something deserving equal standing among free nations.

Instead Obama acted as though his visit would bring sweeping change to Cuba because he truly believes that every president since Eisenhower has been wrong about Castro. So hurry out and build your business in Havana, but don’t unpack your suitcase too quickly as you might be heading back to the states’ sooner than you think.

After all, as Cuban dictator, Castro “nationalized” American businesses in 1956 and confiscated all the property and assets and that continuing dictatorship can do so again.

Syria’s New Allie in Its ‘Civil War’

North Korea might be a larger threat to the U.S. and world safety than we’re being lead to believe by the Obama Administration or our compliant national media.  After all, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s newest ally is now the so-called ‘hermit nation.’

And this isn’t the first time that there have been reports of soldiers from that country being involved in the conflict, as in 2013, the Saudi-owned Arabic newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that Cholma-1 and Cholma-7 were in Syria, to provide logistical and planning support.  Also in 2013, the former president of the Syrian National Council claimed North Korean pilots were flying in the Syrian Air Force, followed a year later by UK-based Jane’s Defense Weekly reporting North Korea was assisting in improving Syria’s missile capabilities.

North Korea and Syria have had a military relationship since the late 1960’s. That involvement includes providing advisers and air defense troops immediately after the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel and stretches to the modern era, when North Korea is believed to have provided technology used to help build the secret al-Kibar nuclear site in Syria, which was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in 2007.

North Korean soldiers can gain valuable combat experience which, among other things, can help teach future infantry tactics of the Korean People’s Army. Second, the North Korean military can also gain insights into irregular warfare tactics as practiced by the Syrian Arab Army, Hezbollah, and Iranian forces in Syria.

Last, the battlefield in Syria can provide North Korean officers with insights how its own Soviet-era equipment would do in a war against U.S. military hardware.

North Korean authorities have denied any military involvement in the past, with state news agency KCNA reporting in 2013 that ‘foreign media’ were ‘floating misinformation.’ But with North Korea being cash-strapped, the country’s leadership increasingly sends it’s ‘citizens’ abroad to earn foreign money, who often work as ‘forced labor.’

None of this seems all that far-fetched once you learn that last September Syria dedicated a park to former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung. The ceremony was held to mark the 70th anniversary of forming the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Hillary Talks UFO’s and Marijuana

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she wants to know if there are any alien’s being hidden at Area 51 in Nevada. She made the remarks during an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“I would like us to go into those files and hopefully make as much of that public as possible,” Clinton said. “If there’s nothing there, let’s tell people there’s nothing there.”

Kimmel then asked what she would do if she discovered sensitive information.

“Well, if there is something there, unless it’s a threat to national security, I think we ought to share it with the public,” she said.

In January, Clinton vowed to “get to the bottom” of Area 51 and rumors of UFOs and aliens. Her campaign manager John Podesta apparently has put her up to doing so.

A former Clinton White House chief of staff and, more recently, special counselor to President Obama, Podesta has advocated for the release of UFO files from the federal government. Prior to being named as Clinton’s campaign head, he publicly tweeted, “My biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the disclosure of the UFO files.”

“He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out,” Clinton said. “One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.”

UFO researchers once suspected the military base housed captured aliens and their spacecraft. It’s now known that Area 51 is where much of America’s stealth technology’s developed.

The CIA publicly acknowledged its existence for the first time in 2013. In response to a Freedom of Information Request, the agency released a document stating the U-2 and other technology’s tested there.

It’s being hammed up by our nationally compliant media as it again sidesteps the more important topic of legalizing marijuana which lead up to the tin-foil hat discussion of life on other plants and secrets in the Nevada desert.

“I think what the states are doing right now needs to be supported,” Clinton said, “There are still a lot of questions we have to answer at the federal level. What I’ve said is, let’s take it off what’s called the ‘schedule one,’ and put it on a lower schedule and actually do research about it.”

She went on to acknowledge “some great evidence about what marijuana can do for people” when it comes to cancer, chronic disease and intense pain.

My New ‘Old’ Cowboy Hat

Earlier in the week I left the house without a cover – that is to say a hat. At the time I didn’t know I’d be spending nearly eight-hours outside under the sun.

So I decided to hustle across the parking lot from where I was having Mary’s car repaired to the Goodwill Bargain Bin store. I figured they’d have to have a baseball cap or something along those lines to help me keep my head from getting sunburned.


But they didn’t have a single cap on hand. Instead, I ended up getting an old beaten-to-death cowboy-style hat for a buck – since it was better than nothing.

Though after seeing my refection in a window and thinking I looked ‘plain goofy,’ it got the job done. And I’ve since decided to keep it after finding on inside the hat, embossed in the leather sweat band, “Ponderosa Ranch, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.”


It’s a place that no longer exists — except in re-runs on television.

Moral Law verses Governmental Rule

We are losing our souls by failing to recognize that individual liberty does not come from a government, nor from being categorized. It is an evil that needs to be fought back against as it has grown out of hand.

A 6-year-old girl was removed from the California home of the foster family she has lived with for four years because she has a tiny sliver of Native American blood in her. Lexi was then she was sent to live with extended family in Utah after her relatives invoked the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICDA,) asking for her to be removed from the home.

The Page family fought efforts under ICDA to place Lexi with relatives of her father, who is a Native American, arguing that Lexi had lived with them since the age of 17-months and knew no other life. However, a California court found that the Page family “had not proven by clear and convincing evidence that it was a certainty the child would suffer emotional harm by the transfer.”

She will live with a Utah couple who are not Native Americans but related by marriage to her father, through an unrelated Uncle.

(I know that had this happened to my child, I’d be dead today, shot and killed, because I’d have come out of the house blasting away at those I would have considered kidnapping my son.)

For me it was a return to my teenage years when the ICDA of 1978 was passed. I was against it back then because of the legal warning at the bottom of papers issued the government that read “federal law prohibits discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.”

Nearly 40-years later, I believe the same law applies to this situation — yet the government continues obfuscate the law. And it’s only gotten worse as we now have at least 40 groupings of people recognized by the feds – including age, ancestry, color, religious creed, denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics,) genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions,) race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding,) gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

Worse yet is the fact that the national compliant media remained largely silent as this event unfolded. Had this been a gay couple losing this child to a straight family they would have been all over it like ‘white on rice.’


Aren’t you and I the same when all is said and done? After all, I bleed red when cut like you do and yet we have an out-of-control federal government that’s bent on dividing you and me, making it easier for them to control when push comes to shove.

(This is also one of the many steps the Nazi’s used in the subjugation of the Jews and other so-called ‘undesirables.’)

We must ask ourselves: Do we follow government rule for the sake of government rule – or do we temper those rules with moral law? And I think, “Do unto others as you wish to be done unto,” is a damned good place to start.

Obama Screws Nevada Environmentalists

A recently created national monument designed to ‘safeguard’ a huge piece of central Nevada is about to get a new oil well. The Bureau of Land Management says Nevada’s biggest oil producer can drill in the Basin and Range National Monument designated by President Obama in July 2015.

Makoil plans to sink a well 7,500 feet deep in search of oil in a dry lake bed in Lincoln County. The BLM issued the company a 10-year oil lease after it applied for a permit to drill in July 2014, a year before Obama designated the monument using his executive authority under the Antiquities Act.

That means the agency’s bureaucrats knew in advance that oil drilling was to occur within the monuments boundaries. It is hard not to chuckle — at least a little after all the crowing environmentalist did after Obama signed the order.

“Permanent protection allows current outdoor recreation and current valid land use such as grazing, to continue,” Friends of Nevada Wilderness proclaimed after the designation, adding, “In addition, the Bureau of Land Management will be prevented from selling any land or granting permits for oil or mineral prospecting in order to preserve wildlife habitat, archaeological sites and other natural and cultural resources in the region.”

It’s actually kind of fun to watch environmental wackos get screwed by the Obama Administration. Now, if only Nevada would screw over the BLM, kicking them out of the state using Article I, Sec. 8, Clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution.

Chinese Communist Move Into Cuba with U.S. Blessing

“Be careful what you wish for lest it come true…” –old Chinese proverb

Last week, the Treasury Department granted Starwood Hotels permission to sign a multi-million-dollar deal with the Castro regime in Cuba, all the while knowing that the Anbang Insurance Group, which has very close ties to the Communist party, had bought the chain.  The company’s Chairman’s married to the granddaughter of China’s former leader and one of its directors is the son of a Communist Revolution-era top general.

Starwood Hotels is the parent company of such hotels as Sheraton, Westin and the St. Regis. And Anbang has been on a buying spree, purchasing the Waldorf Astoria in New York and Guaranty Life Insurance in Des Moines, Iowa.

Over the last 20 years, Starwood has given $12 million to lobbyists in Washington D.C. and $1.2 million to both Republicans and Democrats. In 2012, Starwood gave $14,000 directly to Obama’s re-election campaign, while only $1,500 to Mitt Romney’s.

During the 2014 campaign cycle, Starwood gave $440,000 to lobbyists and more than $71,000 to campaigns, with more than $50,000 going directly to Democrats. To adding the obvious crony capitalism — four of the six lobbyists working for Starwood Hotels previously held jobs with the federal government.

This means the Obama administration gave permission for a Communist Chinese hotel chain to do business as an American company in Communist Cuba.

“¿Que bolá Cuba? (What’s up, Cuba?)

President Obama speaks of the Castro brothers as if they were long-time friends, but there was no pomp and circumstance and Obama wasn’t greeted by either Castro brother like Raul did when Pope Francis visited. It leaves Obama looking like that proverbial school kid searching for acceptance anywhere he can find it.

But that isn’t the saddest of it — civil liberties, that we take for granted in the U.S, are taking a back seat to commercial interests in Cuba.

Shortly before Air Force One landed, the Policía Nacional Revolucionaria arrested 50 members of the Ladies in White movement, established more than a decade ago by wives and relatives of political prisoners, following the disruption of their march. They march each Sunday after Mass and usually get arrested and detained for hours or days.

But, some thought Cuban authorities would back off out of respect for Obama’s visit. But despite dozens of witnessing reporters, the group was quickly rounded up, loaded onto buses and into police cars and whisked away to Havana’s Combinado del Este.

Meanwhile, before his trip, the White House promised Obama would raise the issue of human rights in Cuba, even though the Castro’s insists that domestic politics are “off the table.”

“The difference here is that in the past, because of certain U.S. policies, the message that was delivered in that regard either overtly or implicitly suggested that the U.S. was seeking to pursue regime change; that the U.S. was seeking to essentially overturn the government in Cuba; or that the U.S. thought that we could dictate the political direction of Cuba,” U.S. deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said.

The Castro regime however is very sensitive to U.S. criticism of its human rights record – as seen most recently when its diplomats criticized Washington during a UN Human Rights Council session, advising Obama to improve human rights at home, declaring, “As President Castro said, we will not renounce our ideas or independence or social justice, nor will we set aside any of our principles.”

This isn’t surprising as this is the same regime that celebrates a murderous thug by the name of Che Guevara as a national hero. But then — he’s also celebrated by University students all over the U.S. — so go figure.

There’s More to the Realignment of U.S. Highway 50 Than Meets the Eye

The United Nations is still making inroads around Lake Tahoe with its environmental programming. Agenda 21 is a form of radical environmentalism that states humanity is destroying the planet, and the goal should be to create a world where literally everything humans do is to be tightly monitored and controlled in the name of “sustainable development.”

In their vision, the human population will be greatly reduced and human activity to be limited to strictly regulated urban areas and travel corridors, while of the planet is be left to nature. And to prove how sneaky the planning and execution of these plans are, they’re often couched in banal terms like ‘economic development’ or ‘community revitalization.’

One such ‘community revitalization project’ involves creating a new road allowing drivers to bypass the downtown area in Stateline, Nevada.  This proposal “realigns the current four lanes of U.S. Highway 50 along Lake Parkway East behind Harrah’s, Montbleu, and the Village Shopping Center, converting the current road along the business and casino corridor into two lanes with turn pockets,” reconnecting at Pioneer Trail in California.

The Tahoe Transportation District’s own webpages boast:

  • “No longer a federal highway, this area could be closed off and used as an outdoor mall for special events.”
  • “For residents, Relocation Assistance could include completely remodeled and refurbished housing or placement in housing comparable in condition, size and market value.’”
  • “Reducing conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, created by congestion in the commercial core and use of the residential back street shortcut.”
  • And of course the ever-present promise of, “Providing construction jobs and increasing materials sales locally with the renovations.”

What these ‘officials’ are not talking about is why this needs doing. The answer: “Lessening environmental impact with reduced vehicle emissions and better storm water treatment,” as the website states.

They don’t care about how this new roadway affects businesses. No — this is ‘all about nature before man.’

All this falls directly in line with ‘Agenda 21,’ as more of the lake shore becomes unavailable to motorized vehicles, pets and development and planning becomes more centered on ‘foot traffic’ and ‘bicycle lanes.’ This $75 billion bypass idea was first proposed back in 1980, but shot down because it posed an economic death-blow to Stateline.

Odd, how what is old is new yet again.

The Rabbit Hole of Presidential Power

There are over 7,300 legislators, 3,100 counties and parishes, plus another 36,000 municipal governments and townships and their offices across this nation that we should be focusing on daily. Unfortunately, we spend the majority of our compliant media-driven time bickering about a person, who when elected to the Office of the Presidency, does not have the power to change anything.

We have somehow lost our perspective on exactly how important that particular office really is to our Constitutional Republic. The U.S. Constitution has the only official ‘job description’ for the President of the United States.

These are the highlights:

  • The president is the commander-in-chief of the military.
  • The president is responsible for insuring that the laws passed by Congress are executed and enforced as written.
  • The president can grant pardons for crimes other than impeachment.
  • The president can also make treaties, but only if two-thirds of the Senate agrees to the terms of those treaties.
  • The president can nominate ambassadors, Supreme Court justices, and other officers — most commonly cabinet secretaries and federal judges.  But he can only nominate them.  Again, the Senate has final approval on any nominations.
  • Must report to Congress from time to time about the state of the union and recommend whatever measures he thinks are necessary.

Furthermore, his position isn’t the ‘Leader of the Free World,’ and though he is Commander-in-Chief of the military, he is by no means the ‘U.S.’s top leader’ as a quick of Google check would have one believe. And contrary to Wikipedia’s claim, “The office of the president holds significant hard and soft power both in the United States and abroad,” it does not.

In the end, his so-called ‘hard and soft power’ remains within the purview of the U.S. Senate. And no where in the U.S. Constitution does it call the president our “leader.”

And as for the Senate and the House, we must stop calling them our “leaders,” as well, because we do not answer to them. They are our representatives and should be reminded of the fact that they answer to us.

By Ignoring the 12th Amendment, Your Vote is Being Ignored

A Republican National Committee’s Rules Committee member named Curly Haugland has let the proverbial ‘cat out of the bag.’ He says it’s the party who will decide who the GOP nominee will be, not the voters.

“The media have created the perception that the voters will decide the nomination,” said Haugland stated, “That’s the conflict here. The political parties choose their nominees, not the general public, contrary to popular belief.”

“The rules haven’t kept up,” Haugland said. “The rules are still designed to have a political party choose its nominee at a convention. That’s just the way it is. I can’t help it. Don’t hate me because I love the rules.”

“You have groups of people who are going to try to take over the rules committee,” he warned. “That could totally change everything, and mess things up with the delegates. And people across the country will be very frustrated.”

It’s important to note in all of this that the rules governing the convention itself are subject to change: A 112-member convention rules committee will meet at the start of the event and will be able to revise and set at least some of its own rules. Its members — one man and one woman from each state and territory — each elected by their peers.

Haugland has proposed a change in rules that would allow any candidate who earned at least one delegate to be submitted for nomination on the floor. That would sweep away requirements that, for the moment, precludes either Ted Cruz or John Kasich — or any of the candidates who collected delegates before dropping out of the race — from qualifying for the nomination under Rule 40, which requires a candidate to have the majority of delegates from at least eight states.

So far, the proportional allocation of delegates means front-runner Donald Trump is the only candidate to have met this mark. He has met the requirement in 11 states; Cruz has done so in just four, despite victories in 10 states.

Its time to get all political parties out of the electoral college and return it to its U.S. Constitutional standard as provided by Amendment 12 which reads in part:

“The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate…”

1974 Jury Acquits Axe Killer

While  the name Spott is important when discussing Yurok tribal  and Del Norte history in general, there is one story about the Spott name that remains folded in history. It’s the brief story of Seeley Lane Spott’s death at the age of 33.

Brief because only a few news articles mentioning either man. This includes one in which  Seeley pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license and was placed on probation for one year, while a 10-day jail sentence was suspended as well as pleading guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace and being fined $125 for the offense in December 1969.

Seeley disappears from the public record until January 9, 1974, when he was killed sometime between 4-5 a.m., that Wednesday morning, having been stuck in the head with a small, long-handled chopping axe. His body was found, at 8 a.m., in the street near his home on Nickel Avenue in Crescent City, by a 10-year-old girl on her way to school.

Arrested the same day at his Roy Avenue home only four blocks away and held for  murder was an unemployed logger, 22-year-old Antone ‘Tony’ F. Martin Jr.  Del Norte County Sheriff Tom Lowry said the departments investigation revealed that a heated argument occurred at Spott’s home before the slaying.

Less than three-months later and after a three-week trial, a Del Norte Superior Court jury acquitted Tony of the axe slaying om March 30. His defense attorney James McKittrick had contended the death of Seeley was an act of self-defense.

According to retired Del Norte County Sheriff’s detective Richard Williams, in his 2007 book, “Mass Murder, The Ship Ashore Killings,” McKittrick later shared after the trial an insight about Tony “as being cold inside without any real regrets or feelings about his ax murder of Sealey (sic) Spott.”

Tony died July 18, 2003, at the age of 53 in Hillsboro, Oregon following a bicycle accident. He was living in Grants Pass, Oregon at the time.

Born October 28, 1951, in Corvallis, Tony was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was a logger and construction worker, and labored for several years at the Portland shipyards.

My Mom’s Portuguese Sweet Anise Bread

Tucked between two letters Mom had written me years ago, I found her recipe jus’ in time for Easter. It is one of those pleasant surprises that seem to come from out of nowhere. This was one of my childhood favorites growing up in Klamath, where I’d smother a warm slice in butter and eat it with an icy-cold glass of milk.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1 large egg
1-1/2 tsp margarine or unsalted butter
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp anise seed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Combine flour, sugar, milk, egg, butter, baking powder, anise and cinnamon.
Mix thoroughly.
Pour mixture into greased 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan.
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Bake about 45 to 55 minutes.
Bread will puff and top may crack.
Cool five minutes in pan, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes one loaf

The Feds’ Extracurricular Unconstitutional Rules

To paraphrase an old line from a Humphrey Bogart movie, “Constitution? We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution!” — especially when every federal agency in our U.S. government has an extracurricular set of unconstitutional rules by which it operated.

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on March 8, Senator Cory Gardner asked if Congress approved the U.S. State Department’s diversion of $500 million to the UN’s Green Climate Fund. Deputy Secretary Heather Higgenbottom bluntly addressed the GOP senators’ accusation.

“Did Congress authorize the Green Climate Fund? No,” she replied.

Higginbottom also insisted they were not required to let Congress know about the transfer from the Economic Support Fund (ESF) saying, “We have reviewed our authorities and made a determination that we can make this payment to the Green Climate Fund. We do not believe we are in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, and clearly our lawyers and others have looked at our authorities and our abilities to do this.”

The ESF is a part of the U.S. Foreign Assistance program and has ranged from $2.5 billion in 2001 to $4.7 billion in 2015.  Yet the State Department managed to find half-a billion dollars to hand over to the UN without any accounting as to the monies use.

Garner then asked Higginbottom how the administration was able to divert and reprogram funds to meet Obama’s pledge.

“We reviewed the authorities and opportunities available to us to do that, and believe we are fully compliant with that,” she said. “I’ll be happy to follow-up with you and your staff.”

It’s clear that departmental rules are replacing the constitutional requirement that only Congress can appropriate money as stated in the U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 7, clause 1 which reads, “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time ‘the rules’ superseded the U.S. Constitution and it isn’t going to be the last.

Speculation Leads to Gun Rights Violation

Seventy-four-year-old Ralph Gilbertsen is not a felon or domestic abuser, and has never been ruled dangerous to others, despite being ‘mildly bipolar,’ but Richfield Police in Minnesota confiscated his firearms anyway. He also has a concealed carry permit holder, which means he passed the in-depth background check required to get such a permit.

The retired Marine believes in Bigfoot, UFOs and thinks the government is spying on him.

“A lot of people believe these things, but they don’t want to talk about it,” he said. “I could see people being skeptical if I was saying something really outlandish, like space aliens with big heads were visiting me every night. But nobody can believe the CIA is squeaky clean. The people who think these things can’t happen, I think they’re the ones living in Alice-in-Wonderland world.”

It’s a fact that the National Security Agency is collecting electronically transmitted data on the American people and storing it in Utah.

His belief’s came to the attention of authorities in 2015 after his apartment manager expressed concern to the Hennepin Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE). Following a complaint, COPE called police to escort them to Gilbertsen’s apartment, where they confiscated a .40-caliber pistol, a .357 magnum and a .22 revolver.

His attorney Paul Baertschi says the police took away a citizen’s guns simply because of his beliefs.

“He’s what some people would say is a conspiracy theorist. It is an unusual situation,” Baertschi said. “But really, the police acted unilaterally in deciding that a person who has these beliefs can’t be trusted with a gun. And so they just took them, without a warrant.”

“Officers are often forced to make snap judgments about an individual’s mental health,” Richfield Police Department spokesman Lt. Mike Flaherty said, “The street cops nowadays have to be a psychologist. People don’t wear nameplates saying ‘paranoid schizophrenic.’ So the police have to go in there and make judgment calls.”

There is a huge difference between bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.

Minnesota law allows the seizure of firearms on mental health grounds only if an individual has been committed to a mental institution or has been ruled by a judge to be a public danger. That requires a legal finding that the person has tried to harm others or that there’s “a substantial likelihood” of harmful behavior.

SCOTUS ‘Court Rules’ Deny ‘Redress”

Justice Antonin Scalia died February 13, 2016 and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts acted swiftly, waiting less than a day after the EPA’s response brief to side with the Obama administration dismissing an earlier 5-4 ruling SCOTUS ruling that President Obama’s global warming regulations are illegal. Worse yet, he acted unilaterally, electing to reject the request himself, and not take it to the full court, which may have led to a 4-4 split.

Roberts rejected the request of 20 states to stay the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards rule, adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency three years ago. This means the regulation remains in effect while a legal battle continues over whether the EPA properly weighed costs and benefits in drafting the controversial regulation.

The administration’s initiative, which is still in the planning stages, requires states to develop plans for shifting away from fossil-fuel power plants in favor of alternative forms of energy. It also aims at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide at existing plants by about a third by 2030.

The Clean Power Plan is an essential part of Obama’s pledge to cut the country’s contribution to global warming, because the electric-power sector of the economy supposedly emits 30 to 40 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gases. Under the EPA plan, states can draw up their own plans or choose the agency’s plan.

Such action on the part of Roberts is exactly how you and I have lost control over our liberty. Rather than side with the States in this case, he sided with an unconstitutional agency of the federal government; the EPA in this situation.

The Tenth Amendment makes it very clear that the powers not given to the United States, belongs to the states or to the people. That means you and I are to be the final arbiters over our sovereignty, not the EPA, the SCOTUS or the state.

As Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to C. Hammond, July 1821: When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated …

In this case, Jefferson was talking about King George III and the arbitrary rules he forced upon the Colonies before the War for Independence. Sadly, the SCOTUS, and Roberts in particular, are operating under another set of ‘arbitrary rules’ aptly named “Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States.”

And while not unconstitutional, they do deny the plaintiffs in this case their constitutional right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” as stated in the First Amendment. because should the states file again, the SCOTUS won’t hear the argument because Roberts has already ruled on it.

Another Social Media Troll

Here’s one of the many social media trolls I put up with on a daily basis. This guy recieves my postings on Facebook only because he’s a friend of a friend from high school — otherwise I don’t know him from Cain.

Abel Morris: Tom Darby yesterday your post mocked Trump before his rally! Now your (sic) knocking a moron who rushed at Trump while giving a speech. How about you make your mind up (sic.)

Me: How about you stop worrying about what I do or don’t do!

Abel Morris: Your stupid shit comes across my news feed! If you don’t want criticism don’t preach stupid shit!

Me: You can block my stuff if you don’t want it on your feed. Once again — worry about your shit — not mine.

Abel Morris: I’m not worried about it! I was pointing out how hypocritical you are! LOL have a nice day (sic.)

I ended up helping him avoid my ‘stupid shit’ on his ‘news feed; I blocked his ass.

It’s interesting that people find it easy to name call and be critical of others whom they don’t know, especially through social media. I doubt that even two-percent of those who are rude to me would do so in person.

Spinning Racism in a Restaurant

Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen entered a Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant in Roseville, Minnesota to have dinner in celebration of Allen’s birthday. In addition to its food, the seafood chain is known for the eclectic decor at its eateries.

But when Williams and Allen sat down at their table, they noticed this old photo that was laid under the glass tabletop titled “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12th, 1895.” A text bubble above the man being hanged reads, “All I said was, ‘I didn’t like the gumbo!’”

My first thoughts were jokes as poor in taste as the text bubble: “Come in for the hoods and robes, stay for the crab legs,” or “Hang around for the seafood gumbo,” and “Get a healthy bowl of racism with every Southern Style Catfish served.” But then, even though it was 121-year’s ago, joking over the death of a man, whether a convicted murderer or not isn’t in very good taste.

Instead of moving to another table or going else where for their lunch Allen and Williams had to make a mountain out of a molehill.

“We will no longer be eating at any Joe’s Crab Shack that supports White Supremacy and racism,” said Williams.

“They are trying to make a joke out of our black bodies being lynched and I had a real problem with that,” said Allen of the picture.

Her opinion was shared by Austin, Texas’ Black Lives Matter affiliate in a Facebook posting, “They actually used a real lynching photo.”

Unfortunately, because ignorance (or perhaps stupidity abounds) it has to be pointed out this wasn’t a lynching. It was an execution.

On May 3, 1894, a pioneer resident of Groesbeck, James Garrett McKinnon, was beaten to death with a stone and robbed. Richard Burleson was arrested for murder, tried and convicted and on April 12, 1895 the 21-year old man was legally hanged.

A great-grandson McKinnon’s researched the case and said Burleson was a freed slave who robbed his grandfather of a $20 gold piece. The two had been seen together earlier in the day.

“James offered Burleson a ride in his wagon, Burleson accepted, then clubbed James over the head with a rock,” Tom McKinnon of Arizona wrote of his research.

Prior to his execution, the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas even took up his case, upholding his conviction in the end.

Ignite, the Houston-based corporate parent of the Crab Shack chain, issued a written apology and the table removed: “We take this matter very seriously, and the photo in question was immediately removed. We sincerely apologize to our guests who were disturbed by the image.”

However, the apology is “not enough,” Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds said. She’s now pressuring the chain to make a donation to an organization focused on African-American youth.

So maybe a hefty cash infusion will wash away the ‘White guilt’ and the sins of the ‘White fathers,’ since James Garrett McKinnon life was only worth a $20 gold piece when Burleson caved his head in.